21 days in Thailand, Bali & Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Thailand, Bali & Vietnam Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Karon, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 1 night
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Pa Khlok, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chang Taem.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Chiang Mai is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in February, things will get a bit warmer in Chiang Mai: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Bangkok, Thailand

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok route maker.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bangkok, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Patong, Thailand

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 21st (Fri), browse the different shops at Jungceylon, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Thai Benjarong by Siam Ceramic Handmade, then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Patong online route planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Patong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Karon.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Spas

Karon, Thailand

— 2 nights
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore and take pictures at Nai Harn Beach, get great views at Karon View Point, then have some family-friendly fun at Dino Park Mini Golf, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): cool off at Surf House Phuket - Kata Beach, kick back and relax at Kata Beach, and then stop by Nordic Fashion.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Karon online sightseeing planner.

Karon is very close to Patong. In February, daytime highs in Karon are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Karon

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 1 night
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): cool off at Waterbom Bali and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at StrangeButCool. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pantai Sanur.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Denpasar trip planner.

You can fly from Karon to Denpasar in 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Karon to Denpasar is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Denpasar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Denpasar

Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 1 night

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City day trip app.

You can fly from Denpasar to Ho Chi Minh City in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denpasar to Ho Chi Minh City. In February in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Dragon Bridge and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hoi An day trip planning site.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in February, things will get slightly colder in Hoi An: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 nights
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks

Phuket Town, Thailand

— 1 night
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Phuket 3D Museum and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rawai Beach, take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket, and finally hunt for treasures at Naka Market.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Phuket Town road trip planning app.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phuket Town in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Pa Khlok.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trip

Pa Khlok, Thailand

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), then take in the dramatic scenery at Bang Pae Waterfall, and then step off the mainland to explore Phang Nga Bay.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): get outside with Sky Club Asia, step off the mainland to explore Koh Yao Yai, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wat Phra Thong.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pa Khlok day trip planning site.

Pa Khlok is just a stone's throw from Phuket Town. In March in Pa Khlok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pa Khlok

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Phuket travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.