22 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
5
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  25 h 30 min
End: Seattle, United States

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder.

Seattle, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Seattle to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in February: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 92°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Hue (Big C Market, Imperial City, &more) and Dragon Bridge (in Da Nang). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, enjoy some diversion at Henna Art Hoi An, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuc Thanh Pagoda, and stroll through The Marble Mountains.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in February, with highs in Hoi An at 78°F and lows at 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Hue, Da Nang
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Food Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

4
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Presidential Palace Historical Site, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and view the masterpieces at Empty Wall Gallery.

Before you visit Hanoi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). Spend the 28th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at CM Armani, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai holiday planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In February, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

4
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Explore Krabi Town's surroundings by going to Ko Lanta (Scuba & Snorkeling & Lanta Animal Welfare). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, Head underground at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, and stop by Alex's Fashion.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ko Lanta
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok journey planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Krabi Town in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bangkok, with lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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