22 days in Vietnam, Singapore & Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam, Singapore & Thailand Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam, Singapore & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Columbus, United States
Fly:  24 h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
6
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
7
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
8
Pattaya, Thailand
— 1 night
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
10
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Columbus, United States

2
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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 15th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip website .

Columbus, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Columbus to Hanoi, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and then contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hue tour itinerary app .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Hue, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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 19th (Tue): make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, then take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, contemplate the long history of The Independence Palace, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Get a sense of the local culture at Battlebox and Singapore Botanic Gardens. You'll discover tucked-away gems like MacRitchie Nature Trail and Peranakan Museum. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Jurong Bird Park, explore the engaging exhibits at National Gallery Singapore, explore the galleries of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and visit Chinatown.

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Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore. In May, daytime highs in Singapore are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
Jurong Bird Park ©
Jurong Bird Park

2
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 25th (Mon), head off the coast to Bamboo Island, then head off the coast to Tup Island, then step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, and finally take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Ko Hong, step off the mainland to explore Ko Hong, then stroll through Railay Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Krabi Town journey planner.

Getting from Singapore to Krabi Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Krabi Town is minus 1 hour. May in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ko Hong
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Poda Island ©
Poda Island
Tup Island ©
Tup Island

2
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, then take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally see the interesting displays at Phuket Trickeye Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Phuket Town trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by shuttle from Krabi Town to Phuket Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Phuket Town are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Karon View Point, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Nai Harn Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Pattaya, Thailand

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Art in Paradise Pattaya, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Temple.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pattaya road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Phuket Town to Pattaya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Phuket Town in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 81°F in Pattaya. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Big Buddha Temple ©
Big Buddha Temple
Art in Paradise Pattaya ©
Art in Paradise Pattaya

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), stroll around Lumpini Park, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok online trip maker .

Take a shuttle from Pattaya to Bangkok in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary app .

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 97°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

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