15 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
2
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h
End: Newark, United States

4
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.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Paragonfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and browse the range of quality goods at Mango Mojito Shoes.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary maker app.

Newark, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Newark to Bangkok, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 79°F in Bangkok. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Salad Beach and Bottle Beach. Visiting The Secret Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Plai Laem, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ban Khai Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi, and get outside with Haad Yuan Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then explore the galleries of Soyn. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Vietnam Silver House, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Ho Chi Minh City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight. In July in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Spas
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

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 18th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

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