14 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

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14 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Columbus, United States
Fly:  25​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ha Long, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 day
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  12​h 15​min
4
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Columbus, United States

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh, then wander the streets of Old Quarter, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online itinerary planner .

Columbus, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Hanoi is 12 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ha Long.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Ha Long, Vietnam

Ha Long ©
Hạ Long is the capital city and 1st-class provincial city of Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba National Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Vang Pagoda. On the next day, head off the coast to Cat Ba Island.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ha Long online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Hanoi to Ha Long in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Ha Long

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cat Ba, Ba Vang Pagoda
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Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island
Ba Vang Pagoda ©
Ba Vang Pagoda
Cat Ba National Park ©
Cat Ba National Park

1
day
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 11th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City vacation maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ha Long to Ho Chi Minh City. In March, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 12th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Lanta Old Town and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Cliff Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Ko Lanta tour app .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Lanta takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) ©
Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai)
Diamond Cliff Beach ©
Diamond Cliff Beach

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Patong Beach. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Patong trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in Patong, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Speed Boats Tours

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nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Madame Tussauds Bangkok. Get a sense of the local culture at The Grand Palace and Khao San Road. Go for a jaunt from Bangkok to Chonburi to see Bang Saen Beach about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute).

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok road trip app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in March, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bang Saen Beach, Wat Chaiwatthanaram
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

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