What to Do in Pattaya in 2 Days
Pattaya Mini Guides
You’ve got just 48 hours in Pattaya – what do you do with it? You have a large and diverse city entirely at your disposal, with unique attractions, a renowned nightlife, great restaurants, interesting shopping opportunities and gorgeous beaches spread across quite a large area. You can only do so much with such limited time, however, so you need to prioritise. This 2 Days in Pattaya Guide is here to do just that.
The following is a pick of the best that Pattaya City has to offer, including the absolute must-see spots. This will give you a starting point for planning your short jaunt to Thailand’s Fun City. In order to help you make the most of the time available, we’ve grouped our suggestions by location so that you spend less time travelling and more time enjoying Pattaya.
- Jungle Trekking & Elephant Ride Half-Day Tour
- Pattaya Essential Village Full-Day Tour with Lunch
- Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum
- Nong Nooch Botanical Garden & Bang Saray Beach
- Elephant Trekking Half-Day Tour
- 2-Day Bangkok to Pattaya Cycling Adventure
- Alcazar Cabaret Show with Transfers
- Nong Nooch Tropical Garden Half-Day Tour
Day 1 in Pattaya
Daytime – Not Your Average Museum
Naturally, you have to start with the most iconic sight in Pattaya – the Sanctuary of Truth. From there, you can check out some of the city’s unusual selection of museums, including the Teddy Bear Museum, Art in Paradise and the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum. Finally, at the southern end of Pattaya Beach, a trip to the top of the hill for the stunning Viewpoint and the Big Buddha of Wat Phra Yai is essential.
If you like shopping, don’t forget to drop into Central Festival, Mike’s Shopping Mall and Royal Garden Plaza, which are all in a line along Beach Road and are the pinnacle of designer shopping in Pattaya.
Evening – Showtime!
End your first day by taking in a couple of shows. Pattaya has an impressive selection of ladyboy cabaret shows, but the most famous is, without a doubt, the Tiffany Show. You might just have time to squeeze both the one-hour performance and a couple of bouts at Pattaya Boxing World into a single evening.
Day 2 in Pattaya
Daytime – History and Nature
Jomtien has some stunning unique sights to enjoy, particularly right at its southern end. These include the award winning Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Gardens and the impressive Buddha Mountain, which neighbours the beautiful Silverlake area. Both Mimosa Pattaya and the Pattaya Floating Market offer great family fun and shopping while the Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark offers wet and wild excitement. Lesser-known but still interesting attractions include the striking Wat Yansangwararam and Viharn Sien
Where to Stay?
A two-day stay in Pattaya obviously has to include one night, which means you will need a place to stay. Fortunately, we can help you out there, too, with our huge inventory of accommodation ranging from luxurious beach resorts to low-cost guesthouses – with plenty in between. We have organised these into niche categories, making it easier for you to find somewhere to suit your tastes and budget.