17 days in Thailand, Hanoi & Da Nang Itinerary

17 days in Thailand, Hanoi & Da Nang Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand, Hanoi & Da Nang Itinerary

Start: Geneva, Switzerland
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  1​h 15​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5​h
7
Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 1 night
+5
Fly + Train + Foot + Bus + Foot + Train:  6​h 30​min
8
Kanchanaburi, Thailand
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Geneva, Switzerland

1
night
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 29th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then take a stroll through Old Quarter, and then explore the activities along West Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip builder site .

Geneva, Switzerland to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Food Tours

1
night
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©
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.
On the 1st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, then stroll through Non Nuoc Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Da Nang journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Da Nang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Da Nang sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks Beaches Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

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 2nd (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and finally don't miss a visit to Wat Ched Yot.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Chiang Mai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In October, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 4th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then make a trip to Bangla Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuket Big Buddha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Patong travel route builder website .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Patong by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 6th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, then contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay, and then head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

1
night
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 8th (Mon): stop by Alex's Fashion, then look for gifts at Scandi Fashion, then tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Krabi Town online travel planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Alex's Fashion ©
Alex's Fashion

1
night
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Hall of Opium Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Khun, then explore and take pictures at Singha Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chiang Rai online tour planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Chiang Rai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Chiang Rai, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น, Singha Park
Highlights from your plan
Singha Park ©
Singha Park
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

1
day
Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Kanchanaburi ©
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Taweechai Elephant Camp, take in the views from Tham Kra Sae Bridge, and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Kwai.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kanchanaburi trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Rai to Kanchanaburi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kanchanaburi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Tham Kra Sae Bridge
Highlights from your plan
River Kwai ©
River Kwai
Tham Kra Sae Bridge ©
Tham Kra Sae Bridge
Taweechai Elephant Camp ©
Taweechai Elephant Camp

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), stop by Rajawongse Clothier, and head outdoors with SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

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Traveling by car from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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