20 days in Vietnam, Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

20 days in Vietnam, Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

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20 days in Vietnam, Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h
3
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
4
Karon, Thailand
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia


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3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quarter and Pho Linh Temple. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, and kick back and relax at Quan Lan Beach.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Hanoi, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
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.
On the 20th (Wed), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ha Ha - Art In Everything. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cantonese Assembly Hall, and then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Hoi An are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cantonese Assembly Hall ©
Cantonese Assembly Hall
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach

2
nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nha Tho An Hoa Da Nang and then enjoy the sand and surf at Canh Duong Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Da Nang visit app .

Take a shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Canh Duong Beach
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Nha Tho An Hoa Da Nang ©
Nha Tho An Hoa Da Nang
Spas

7
nights
Karon, Thailand

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Popular historic sites such as Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Wat Karon are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Yanui Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Phuket Trickeye Museum in Talat Yai (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Banana Beach, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and kick back and relax at Patong Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Karon trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Da Nang to Karon takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Da Nang in November, you will find days in Karon are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Patong, Phuket, Scuba & Snorkeling, Banana Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)

4
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.
Wat Pho and Wat Chaiwatthanaram will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute). Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Bang Saen Beach (in Chonburi) and Ayutthaya (Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan & Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner .

Getting from Karon to Bangkok by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In November in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Bang Saen Beach
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

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