9 days in Vietnam, Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam, Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

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9 days in Vietnam, Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
5
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then take a stroll through Old Quarter.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to Hanoi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Istanbul to Hanoi, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

1
night
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hue day trip website .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

1
night
Duong Dong, Vietnam

On the 30th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Lang Beach, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then don't miss a visit to Cao Dai Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Hue to Duong Dong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Ong Lang Beach
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Cao Dai Temple ©
Cao Dai Temple

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn, then meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and finally admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planning tool .

Fly from Duong Dong to Bangkok in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Tours Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visit Patong Beach and Freedom Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Bangla Road, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the different shops at Ocean Plaza Patong.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Karon
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

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