15 days in Vietnam, Bangkok & China Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam, Bangkok & China Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Ferry to Cat Ba Town, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 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 22nd (Sun), explore the galleries of A Dong Art Gallery, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, browse the exhibits of TiredCity Hang Bong, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Hanoi is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Bogota to Hanoi, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Tours

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then look for gifts at Ha Long Pearl, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

To find out how to plan a trip to Halong Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Wat Pho, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bangkok online road trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Bangkok in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Beijing, China

— 4 nights
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), examine the collection at The Palace Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang).

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing trip planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Beijing in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Beijing. Expect slightly colder evenings in Beijing when traveling from Bangkok in August, with lows around 24°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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.

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.