29 days in Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi Itinerary

29 days in Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 10 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, visit Khaosan Road, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary tool.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Bangkok at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 9 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 14th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

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

Getting from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 9 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.
Take a break from Hanoi with a short trip to Dau Pagoda in Bac Ninh, about 52 minutes away. On the 27th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Make the 26th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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