23 days in Thailand, Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

23 days in Thailand, Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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23 days in Thailand, Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  15​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Old Quarter. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vietnamese Women's Museum and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, examine the collection at Gems Garden, make a trip to Ho Van - Van Mieu, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi travel route planning website .

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hanoi is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ba Thien Hau Temple and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Let the collections at War Remnants Museum and Ho Chi Minh Museum Bảo tàng Hồ Chí Minh capture your imagination. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at FITO Museum, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City vacation maker app .

You can fly from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Outdoors
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
FITO Museum ©
FITO Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Freedom Beach and Phuket Trickeye Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Chalong (Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) & Big Buddha Phuket). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, stop by Nordic Fashion, and get great views at Karon View Point.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Patong takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

4
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail and Speed Boats Tours. Get outdoors at Bamboo Island and Tup Island. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Railay Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), step off the mainland to explore Ko Hong, and stop by de' MARCO Fashions.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Krabi Town trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Patong to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Nature
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de' MARCO Fashions ©
de' MARCO Fashions
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Speed Boats Tours

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Tom's Fashion and NaRaYa Patpong. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Mahathat and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Chaiwatthanaram & Wat Phanan Choeng). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, see the interesting displays at The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall, explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

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