46 days in Vietnam, Philippines & Thailand Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Duong To, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 6 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly to Phuket, Bus to Patong
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Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 4 nights

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 3rd (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary tool.

Washington, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Washington to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam — 2 nights

Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see Legendary Chocolatier At Da Nang about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and stroll through The Marble Mountains.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Hoi An sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hoi An takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Duong To.
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Duong To, Vietnam — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge, indulge in some personalized pampering at LunaThaiSpa, and then cast your line with Jerry's Jungle Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Kingkong Mart, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and then find something for the whole family at Happy Farm PQ.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Duong To trip maker website.

You can fly from Hoi An to Duong To in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
On the 14th (Tue), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then stop by The Craft House Original - Souvenir & Gift Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

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Fly from Duong To to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in May, and nighttime lows around 79°F. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Puerto Princesa.
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines — 2 nights

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Stellar Grounds, explore the gorgeous colors at Tubbataha Reef, and then look for gifts at Binuatan Creations. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Honda Bay and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Puerto Princesa takes 9 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Puerto Princesa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in May, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Boracay.
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Boracay, Philippines — 6 nights

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Dedicate the 21st (Tue) to wine at 1Boracay. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get interesting insight from Tours, relax and rejuvenate at Legacy Gym Boracay, and don't miss a visit to Boracay.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Boracay itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Puerto Princesa to Boracay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 78°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for Chiang Mai.
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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.
Spend the 25th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Chiang Mai takes 12 hours. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boracay in May: highs in Chiang Mai hover around 97°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 5 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, view the masterpieces at Patong Inn Art, head outdoors with The Junk Liveaboards, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Patong online route planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Patong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in May, you will find days in Patong are slightly colder (90°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Krabi Town.
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Krabi Town, Thailand — 4 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Krabi Town: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Phang Nga Elephant Park (in Phang Nga). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sea Gypsy Divers, get a dose of the wild on Aonang Elephant Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Krabi Town trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by shuttle from Patong to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. June in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Bophut.
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Bophut, Thailand — 2 nights

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at Classic International Suits and then identify plant and animal life at The Life Aquatic. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary and then relax and rejuvenate at Anantara Spa.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bophut tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Krabi Town to Bophut by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bophut when traveling from Krabi Town in June, with lows around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan.
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Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand — 4 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha-Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn something new at C&M Learn Thai Culture, kick back and relax at Salad Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine.

Plan a Ko Pha-Ngan trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha-Ngan in 1.5 hours. June in Ko Pha-Ngan sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 81°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 4 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, stop by St Armani Fashion, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Vimanmek Mansion.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha-Ngan to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Bangkok are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sat).
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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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Philippines travel guide

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Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.
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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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