60 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 7 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 7 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Danang
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 7 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 7 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 22 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 7 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 7 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 15th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the activities along West Lake.

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

Vancouver, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Vancouver to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 21:

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 7 nights
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.
Explore Halong Bay's surroundings by going to Cat Ba (Cat Ba Island, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, step off the mainland to explore Castaway Island, and revel in the low prices at Ha Long Pearl.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay sightseeing site.

Do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 28:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, Da Nang Fresco Village, &more). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with Bay Mau Eco Cooking Tour, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An journey planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 4:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 7 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.
Step out of Ho Chi Minh City with an excursion to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh--about 2h 15 min away. On the 6th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, admire the landmark architecture of The Independence Palace, and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoi An in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Ho Chi Minh City, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 11:

Patong, Thailand

— 22 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Choeng Thale (Phuket Golf Center & Napas Art Gallery), Wat Mongkol Wararam (in Nai Yang) and Ao Phang Nga National Park (Phang Nga Bay. & James Bond Island). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Karon Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, and browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong tour planning website.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Patong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — Feb 2:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Wat Maha That, Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bangkok, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Patong to Bangkok by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 9:

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

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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.