56 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

56 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Hanoi, Vietnam
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
5
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
7
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
11
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
12
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h
13
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
14
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Hanoi, Vietnam

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park tour itinerary planning app.

Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tien Son Cave
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
On the 7th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, thencontemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower, thenindulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery.

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Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Food Tours

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District), Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho) and Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture & Food Tours). Make the 10th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach.

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Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hoi An are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn, Hai Van Pass
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

3
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.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, and step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don road trip website.

Getting from Hoi An to Ko Phi Phi Don by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hoi An in June: highs in Ko Phi Phi Don hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mosquito Island ©
Mosquito Island

5
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have fun at Kidzoona, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and make a trip to Bangla Road.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Patong online travel route builder.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Patong are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket, Phang Nga Bay.
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, take a memorable tour with Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Patong in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

4
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun), Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong) and Doi Inthanon National Park (in Doi Inthanon National Park). Spend the 1st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, and take some stellar pictures from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. July in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Doi Inthanon National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Walking tours

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ancient City (in Samut Prakan) and Wat Maha That (in Ayutthaya). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ancient City, Wat Maha That
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Explore Duong Dong's surroundings by going to An Thoi (May Rut Island & Gam Ghi Island) and Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda (in Ganh Dau). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy, don't miss a visit to Su Muon Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, and look for gifts at All Good Things Phu Quoc.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong attractions planning website.

You can fly from Bangkok to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, An Thoi, Duong To, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, Ham Ninh Pier
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May Rut Island ©
May Rut Island
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Gam Ghi Island ©
Gam Ghi Island

3
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.
On the 18th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with Countryside Adventures. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

1
night
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
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.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

5
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda, and admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat).

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi route app.

Traveling by bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): head off the coast to Koh Rok Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and then look for gifts at The Tiger Collections. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip site.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ko Lanta takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and ferry. July in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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