56 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

56 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly to Krabi, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly to Van Don, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly to Phuket, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry to Rassada Pier Phuket, Fly to Hanoi

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 3 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park side-trips: Son Trach (Paradise Cave & Hang Toi (Dark Cave)). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

Hue, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate 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, then indulge 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 train; or take a bus. 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
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, Food Tours, &more). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge.

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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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:

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 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 combination of flight and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of 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 ride a ferry to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Patong, Thailand

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have fun at Kidzoona, have some family-friendly fun at The Kids Club Phuket, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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 · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 5 nights
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, get outside with Outdoor Activities, putt your heart out at Phangan Adventure MiniGolf, 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 combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan takes 4 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 · Fun & Games · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 28:

Koh Tao, Thailand

— 2 nights

Turtle Island

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): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. 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
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park), Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Win). Spend the 1st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ched Yot, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, 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 combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai takes 6 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 catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ancient City (in Samut Prakan) and Wat Maha That (in Ayutthaya). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and get to know the resident critters at Safari World.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 5 nights
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 fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:

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 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 Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, 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 car; 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 · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 1 night
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 combination of flight and ferry from Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 5 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.
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 combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:

Ko Lanta, Thailand

— 2 nights
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, stop by 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 combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Ko Lanta takes 10.5 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 · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

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.

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.