22 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Fly to Phuket, Drive to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan
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Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bophut, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 3 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Zipline. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phra Singh. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai holiday builder tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in October; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lanta.
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Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Ko Lanta, Thailand — 2 nights

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Chaba Massage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): kick back and relax at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta tour planning site.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta by combination of flight, car, and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand — 2 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Patong.
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Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Patong, Thailand — 3 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get in touch with nature at Nai Harn Beach and Surin Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Freedom Beach and Patong Beach. Step out of Patong to go to Phuket Town and see Kayaking & Canoeing, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at New Era's Vienna, take some stellar pictures from Karon Viewpoint, and make a trip to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong).

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Pha-Ngan.
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Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand — 2 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, then kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha-Ngan tour builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Patong to Ko Pha-Ngan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ko Pha-Ngan can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Bophut.
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Bophut, Thailand — 3 nights

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Explore hidden gems such as Wat Plai Laem and Samui Elephant Sanctuary. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach). It doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Anantara Spa.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bophut day trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha-Ngan to Bophut takes 1.5 hours. In October in Bophut, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Vietnam — 3 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bai Tắm Sao and Ong Lang Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Truly Vietnam Travel and Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge, and relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong travel tool.

Fly from Bophut to Duong Dong in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

City of Angels

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 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pichai Songkram and then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Ayutthaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok road trip website.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
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Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.
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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.
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