22 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©

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 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), then step into the grandiose world of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suthat.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bangkok travel planner.

Birmingham, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Birmingham to Bangkok. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Birmingham in September, with highs in Bangkok at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get outside with Haad Yuan Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chaloklum, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, then kick back and relax at Hat Sadet Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Khao Tham.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Haad Yuan Beach ©
Haad Yuan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hat Sadet Beach ©
Hat Sadet Beach

2
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, kick back and relax at Choeng Mon Beach, and then make a trip to Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Secret Buddha Garden, then get great views at Lad Koh View Point, and then wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Bophut trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes an hour. September in Bophut sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Secret Buddha Garden ©
Secret Buddha Garden

3
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mongkol Nimit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Phuket Town visit app.

Getting from Bophut to Phuket Town by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Phuket Town, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket
Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant ©
Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dong Khoi Street and Ba Thien Hau Temple. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Wat Chantarangsay, and make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online vacation planner.

Fly from Phuket Town to Ho Chi Minh City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Wat Chantarangsay ©
Wat Chantarangsay

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Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some historical perspective at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Mỹ Sơn. Change things up with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Da Nang (about 54 minutes away). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains and look for gifts at Ha Ha - Art In Everything.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) ©
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn

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Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, then step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc and then explore the striking landscape of Bach Ma National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue holiday planner.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park planning app.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
On the 21st (Mon), take a stroll through Old Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stop by TiredCity Hang Bong.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Highlights from your plan
TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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