16 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 day
Bus:  4 h
4
Sapa, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  8 h 30 min
5
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Uong Bi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
End: Hanoi, Vietnam

2
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
On the 14th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Promthep Cape, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rawai Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, and finally look for gifts at Casa Di Moda The Fashion House. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by My Boss Collection, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Naka Market, and then examine the collection at Phuket 3D Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Phuket Town trip planning website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Phuket Town is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In August, Phuket Town is much warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Shopping Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Rawai, Karon
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Naka Market ©
Naka Market
Rawai Beach
Rawai Beach
Phuket 3D Museum ©
Phuket 3D Museum

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Tom's Fashion or James Fashion International. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Madame Tussauds Bangkok and Ancient City. There's much more to do: stop by Rajawongse Clothier, take a stroll through Sukhumvit, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and browse the different shops at Siam Center.

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Getting from Phuket Town to Bangkok by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ancient City
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Tom's Fashion ©
Tom's Fashion
Rajawongse Clothier ©
Rajawongse Clothier
Raja's Fashions ©
Raja's Fashions

1
day
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.
On the 19th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, then contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, then learn about all things military at Vietnam Military History Museum, and finally stop by Craft-Link.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Bangkok to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Nature Parks
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Vietnam Military History Museum ©
Vietnam Military History Museum
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Craft-Link ©
Craft-Link

1
night
Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
On the 20th (Mon), look for gifts at Indigo Cat, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then don't miss a visit to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Deo Tram Ton, examine the collection at Sapa Culture Museum, then wander the streets of Giang Ta Chai Village, and finally wander the streets of Ta Phin Village.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sapa trip planner.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Sapa

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods
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Deo Tram Ton ©
Deo Tram Ton
Ta Phin Village ©
Ta Phin Village
Giang Ta Chai Village ©
Giang Ta Chai Village

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cat Co 1 Beach, explore the activities along Lan Ha Bay, and then wander the streets of Cua Van Floating Village. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, choose your vessel at Alisa Cruise, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Sapa to Halong Bay takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Uong Bi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach
Cua Van Floating Village ©
Cua Van Floating Village
Lan Ha Bay ©
Lan Ha Bay

3
nights
Uong Bi, Vietnam

Uong Bi ©
Uông Bí is a city of Quảng Ninh Province in the north-eastern region of Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Vang Pagoda.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Uong Bi road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Halong Bay to Uong Bi with the Route module. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Uong Bi

Historic Sites
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Ba Vang Pagoda ©
Ba Vang Pagoda

2
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
On the 26th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Ba Dinh Square, then wander the streets of Old Quarter, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ngoc Son Temple. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, explore the activities along West Lake, then look for gifts at The Bookworm Hanoi, and finally stop by Craft-Link.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Uong Bi to Hanoi takes 2.5 hours. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Ngoc Son Temple ©
Ngoc Son Temple

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