15 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Get some cultural insight at Wat Pho and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Do your shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Paragon. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, look for gifts at R.Boss Bespoke, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online trip planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Bangkok is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Bangkok is 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Ahmedabad in December, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Krabi Town, Thailand — 2 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Aonang Elephant Sanctuary and then see some colorful creatures with Sea Gypsy Divers.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Krabi Town travel route planning site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Krabi Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 3 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Relax by the water at Patong Beach and Karon Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Freedom Beach. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and stop by New Era's Vienna.

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You can take a shuttle from Krabi Town to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 1 night

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 27th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of The Independence Palace, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Patong to Ho Chi Minh City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Hoi An is a bit cooler than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.
Shopping · Museums · Spas
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 2 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 29th (Wed), take a stroll through Old Quarter and then view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi online journey builder.

Fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 2 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

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Getting from Hanoi to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Thailand travel guide

3.7
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.

Vietnam travel guide

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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.