27 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

27 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

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27 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + taxi + bus + Fly:  7​h
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom


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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai tour itinerary builder .

Manchester, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in March: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 42°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Mahathat). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, don't miss a visit to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok vacation maker site .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Bangkok. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi, kick back and relax at Salad Beach, and take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bangkok in March, you will find days in Ko Pha Ngan are little chillier (37°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong is known for shopping, beaches, spas, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Patong Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong trip itinerary app .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Patong by combination of ferry, flight, and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Patong, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, and then stop by The Tiger Collections. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta online trip itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Adventure Wildlife Outdoors
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Shark Diving
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Koh Rok Island ©
Koh Rok Island

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 7th (Tue), kick back and relax at Long Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay and then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don online visit planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In April in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ho Chi Minh City in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, steep yourself in history at The Old House of Phun Hung, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then view the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip planner .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Ho Chi Minh City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hoi An, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Museums

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Food Tours
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

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Traveling by car from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

3
nights
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 16th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Quarter, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then view the masterpieces at Tired City Hang Bong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi planning app .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Tired City Hang Bong ©
Tired City Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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