15 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

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15 days in Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Newark, United States


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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.
Let the collections at Jim Thompson House and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and take a stroll through Khao San Road.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok attractions tool .

Newark, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Bangkok is 12 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 79°F in Bangkok. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
We've included these beaches for you: Salad Beach and Bottle Beach. Bring the kids along to Ao Plai Laem and Hat Sadet Beach. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ban Khai Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Soyn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Vietnam Silver House, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Ho Chi Minh City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Spas
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planner .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

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