22 days in Vietnam, Thailand & Hong Kong Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam, Thailand & Hong Kong Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam, Thailand & Hong Kong Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive + ferry:  5​h 30​min
5
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Glasgow, United Kingdom

4
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Shop till you drop at Stanley, Hong Kong and Tsim Sha Tsui. You'll get in some beach time at Tung Ping Chau and Repulse Bay. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui East and make a trip to Lan Kwai Fong.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip planning app .

Glasgow, UK to Hong Kong is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Hong Kong Time (HKT) is 8 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in January, expect Hong Kong to be much hotter, temps between 22°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Neighborhoods Shopping Nature
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Sai Kung ©
Sai Kung
Repulse Bay ©
Repulse Bay
Tsim Sha Tsui ©
Tsim Sha Tsui

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Non Nuoc Beach and My Khe Beach. Shop till you drop at Friendly Shoe Shop and Bibi Silk. Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: stop by Rubin Cloth Shop and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hong Kong to Hoi An in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in January; daily highs in Hoi An reach 29°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Scuba & Snorkeling
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for gifts at Anupa Eco Boutique. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go all around town with Indochina Cycling Tour, then take a stroll through Dong Khoi Street, then look for gifts at Thuy Design House, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Cafe Le Saigonais.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoi An in January, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Tours Outdoors
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

4
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Appreciate the collections at Siam Insect Zoo and Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders. Get in touch with nature at Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park and Climbing Tours. Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, look for gifts at Supreme Collection, and hunt for treasures at Night Bazaar.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai vacation maker site .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Chiang Mai. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park ©
Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham
Wat Suan Dok ©
Wat Suan Dok

5
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Long Beach and Nui Beach (Haad Nui). Explore hidden gems such as Lanta Old Town and Ko Jum. Spend the 6th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lanta Animal Welfare, enjoy the sand and surf at Khlong Khong Beach, head off the coast to Khlong Chak Waterfall, and look for gifts at The Tiger Collections.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lanta holiday website .

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in February since evenings lows in Ko Lanta dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town

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