28 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

28 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

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28 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Patong, Thailand
1
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
2
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45 min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
4
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
End: Patong, Thailand

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Freedom Beach and Phuket Golf Leisure Co., Ltd.. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Walking tours (in Khao Lak), Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Promthep Cape (in Rawai). There's much more to do: make a trip to Bangla Road, take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Patong Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Patong day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Phuket International Airport, Krabi Airport and Surat Thani Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Rawai, Walking tours, Karon View Point, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Walking tours

3
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Explore hidden gems such as Lanta Animal Welfare and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Khao Mai Kaew Cave, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and head off the coast to Ko Jum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, and finally kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, then stroll through Long Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Loh Moo Dee Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don online travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In February, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Explore hidden gems such as Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Krabi Elephant Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, stroll through Ao Nang Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Monkey Trail, and make a trip to Wat Kaew Ko Wararam.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Krabi Town online travel planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Thong Nai Pan Noi. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Salad Beach, take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hat Sadet Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Krabi Town, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Ko Pha Ngan, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Suthat. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan & Wat Phra Ngam). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), make a trip to King Power Mahanakhon, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok.

For photos and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip planning app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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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
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Elephant Rescue Park and Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang), Wiang Tha Kan (in San Pa Tong) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wiang Tha Kan, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ho Van - Van Mieu. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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 18th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then make a trip to Bitexco Financial Tower, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Soyn. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at People's Committee Building and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Bitexco Financial Tower ©
Bitexco Financial Tower

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