22 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

22 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bus to Dublin, Fly to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ong Lang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pattaya, Thailand
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 1 night
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 19th (Sun): wander the streets of Old Quarter. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi attractions planner.

Belfast, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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.
On the 21st (Tue), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Hoi An day trip website.

Fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Kim Bespoke, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online trip builder.

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoi An in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Ho Chi Minh City, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Ong Lang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums

Ong Lang, Vietnam

— 2 nights
On the 25th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ, then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, and then make a splash at Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc. On the next day, see what you can catch with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ong Lang trip maker site.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Ong Lang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ong Lang

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Krabi Town, Thailand

— 1 night
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stop by Alex's Fashion, stroll through Railay Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with Sea Gypsy Divers.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Krabi Town journey builder site.

You can drive from Ong Lang to Krabi Town in 25 hours. In December, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Laem Tong Bay, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at Baan Sabai Thai Massage Koh Phi Phi, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don route builder app.

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Patong, Thailand

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Karon Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Patong road trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Pattaya.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Pattaya, Thailand

— 1 night

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth, head off the coast to Koh Larn, and then make a trip to Walking Street Pattaya.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pattaya travel route app.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Pattaya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Pattaya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to The Grand Palace and Chatuchak Weekend Market. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Pattaya to Bangkok takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 3 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.
On the 6th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then stop by Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chiang Man, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then take in the exciting artwork at Glang-Viang Gallery, and finally learn something new at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in January, Chiang Mai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Phu Quoc Island travel guide

3.5
Beaches · Fishing Charters & Tours · Spas
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture. Known for its pepper farming and fish sauce brewing, the island retains a charming rusticity in its fishing towns and inland plantations. Phu Quoc Island tourism developed rapidly, with a number of resorts sitting on the golden sands along the southwest coast. With half of the island registered as a national park, the dense jungles and mountains of the interior remain protected from overdevelopment--good news for wildlife living there, including slow lorises, macaques, owls, and tortoises.

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.