15 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Train to Hanoi, Bus to Hanoi, Fly to Da Nang
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly to Krabi, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry to Phuket, Fly to Dubai

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 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.
You've now added The Vietnamese Cooking Class to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then let your taste buds guide you at The Vietnamese Cooking Class, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be slightly colder, temps between 38°C and 28°C. On the 4th (Thu), you're off to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Classes · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Hoa Lo Prison has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then visit Old Quarter.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi day trip website.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Ninh Binh, Vietnam

— 2 nights
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tam Coc. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda, make a trip to Tam Coc, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Van Long Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Ninh Binh travel planner.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks · Wildlife

Da Nang, Vietnam

— 1 night

City of Bridges

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.
You've now added Ba Na Hills SunWorld to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Ba Na Hills SunWorld. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, then relax in the rural setting at Tra Que Water Wheel, and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Da Nang trip planner.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Da Nang by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks · Classes · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Bangkok, Thailand

— 2 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.
Banglamphu has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram, and finally wander the streets of Sukhumvit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House and then take a stroll through Banglamphu.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Bangkok driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Da Nang to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. You will leave for Ko Phi Phi Don on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 3 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mosquito Island, Deco Bar and Zeavola Dive & Activities Center. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get a taste of local nightlife at Deco Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Laem Tong Bay and then step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don route planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
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.