16 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  31 h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
3
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  31 h
End: Washington DC, United States

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Pho and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khaosan Roadfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, get great views at Wat Saket, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online trip itinerary builder.

Washington DC, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time is 12 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in July, Bangkok is a bit warmer at night with lows of 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of the city life by going to Patong Beach and Nai Harn Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Karon Beach and Kata Beach. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Instyle Bespoke Tailors and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Patong online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Patong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Nai Harn Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

2
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

Phuket Town ©
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 15th (Sun): stroll through Phuket Crocodile World and then get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong).

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Phuket Town trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Patong to Phuket Town by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Monkey Hill ©
Monkey Hill
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Naka Market ©
Naka Market

1
night
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for gifts at Krabi Exotic Decor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), thenenjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and finally stop by De' MARCO Fashions.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Krabi Town online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Phuket Town to Krabi Town by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at An Bang Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, thenkick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, thenlook for gifts at Yaly Couture, and finally stop by Little Angel Cloth Shop.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Krabi Town to Hoi An by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Shopping Spas

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi vacation maker site.

Fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

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