22 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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Patong, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 3 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, browse the exhibits of A Dong Art Gallery, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi tour itinerary planning app.

Vancouver, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Hoi An.
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Historic Sites · Tours · 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop and then see some colorful creatures with Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Duong Dong.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Vietnamese Artists, then sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge, and finally cast your line with Truly Vietnam Travel. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at LunaThaiSpa.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 3 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.
On the 23rd (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

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Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. November in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (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 24th (Thu): explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, then explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

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Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Phi Phi Don by combination of flight and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 3 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, look for gifts at Valentino Haute Couture, buy something for everyone on your list at Banana Walk, and get some fabulous bargains at Royal Armani Suit.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong tour planning tool.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong by ferry takes about 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.
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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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, make a trip to Wat Pho, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.
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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.
On the 2nd (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Dab Pai. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai holiday planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in December, Chiang Mai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) 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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