15 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  26 h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
7
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Taxi + Bus + Fly:  31 h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.
On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then buy something for everyone on your list at Charles Armani, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Bangkok is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Bangkok, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the exciting artwork at Three Owls Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and finally look for gifts at Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in January, Chiang Mai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stop by TiredCity Hang Bong, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then visit Old Quarter. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Hanoi travel planning tool.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)

1
night
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
On the 18th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In January in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

Before you visit Ho Chi Minh City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hoi An in January: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by Thai Benjarong by Siam Ceramic Handmade, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patong Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, then view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Patong Beach, and finally browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Patong day trip website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Patong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don travel itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. In January in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

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