33 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

33 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Bus to Ha Long, 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 Honda Agent Hoang Quoc Viet, Bus to Van Don Airport, Fly to Hoi An
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly to Phuket, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 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
— 2 nights
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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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 3rd (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and explore the wide array of goods at YNOT.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip maker website.

Edmonton, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Hanoi is 14 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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 6th (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower Roundabout. On the next day, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay tour app.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 4 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, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. November in Hoi An sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Da Lat.
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Da Lat, Vietnam — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a spin around town with Pine Track Adventures and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat online attractions planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Da Lat by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 3 nights

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, contemplate the long history of The Independence Palace, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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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 17th (Thu): get close to the beloved marine mammals with ProFun Divers and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok and then head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 4 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, and stop by James Fashion House Co Ltd..

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Patong tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong by ferry takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand — 2 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 23rd (Wed), kick back and relax at Haad Yao Beach and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan online trip builder.

Getting from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In November in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.
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Koh Tao, Thailand — 1 night

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao trip planner.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 4 nights

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 architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Chiang Mai, Thailand — 3 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Spend the 30th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip app.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in November, Chiang Mai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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Thailand travel guide

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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.
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