15 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  21 h
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
2
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h
4
Pattaya, Thailand
— 1 night
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Seattle, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in February; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 91°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

2
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Railay Beach, step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, and then get great views at Railay View Point. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Tup Island, head off the coast to Poda Island, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Krabi Town, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Escape the urban bustle at Nai Harn Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Freedom Beach and Karon View Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Chalong (Big Buddha Phuket & Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach and view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong road trip planner.

Getting from Krabi Town to Patong by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach, Karon View Point
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Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Pattaya, Thailand

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Temple.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Pattaya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in February, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Big Buddha Temple ©
Big Buddha 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Nak Prok. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok road trip planning tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Pattaya to Bangkok takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) ©
Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Hoi An takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in February; daily highs in Hoi An reach 78°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

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 (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the exciting artwork at 54 Traditions Gallery, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, stop by Old Quarter, and then explore the activities along West Lake.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Hanoi day trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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