29 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly to Phuket, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 3 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, get great views at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai day trip site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Stockholm in November: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 37°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, cast your line with a fishing tour, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town and then stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An road trip app.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Hoi An in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and taxi. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, you will find days in Hoi An are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Spas · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 4 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with Truly Vietnam Travel, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, and stop by From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong online journey builder.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 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 29th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, witness the site of a historic battle at Ben Dinh Tunnels, and admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

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

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 3 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, stroll through Laem Tong Bay, and head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don online day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Phi Phi Don in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:

Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, and explore and take pictures at Patong Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Patong vacation planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 6:

Koh Tao, Thailand

— 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 7th (Tue), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Koh Tao travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Patong to Koh Tao in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Spas · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Koh Tao in December since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.