31 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

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Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Krabi, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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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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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Dusseldorf

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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.
Chiang Mai is known for wildlife, classes, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip builder tool.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in October; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 3 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get a new perspective on things with Natural Kite Park, and stroll through Haad Yao Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Tours · Classes · Wildlife

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 9th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, fulfill a lifelong dream with ProFun Divers, and then relax and rejuvenate at Baan Sabai Thai Massage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Laem Tong Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, then step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally head off the coast to Ko Bida Nok.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don travel route planner.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Phi Phi Don by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Ko Phi Phi Don when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in October, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Patong, Thailand

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Ao Phang Nga National Park and see Phang Nga Bay., which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Bangla Road, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Patong planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok attractions planner.

You can fly from Patong to Bangkok in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 2 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 18th (Mon), learn the tricks of the trade with Green Hat Holiday, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, then stop by Sava Coffee Shop, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Happy Farm PQ, indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa, and then relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Mushroom.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Duong Dong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Classes

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): learn insider's secrets on Saigon Vibes Tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally examine the collection at Drink Vietnam. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City vacation planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Da Lat, Vietnam

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
On the 22nd (Fri), head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Dalat Market and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Da Lat journey maker tool.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jack's Cat Cafe.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An attractions planner.

Getting from Da Lat to Hoi An by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 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.
On the 28th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi journey planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
On the 31st (Sun), explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. You will leave for home on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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.

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.