27 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Melbourne Itinerary

27 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Melbourne Itinerary

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27 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  25​h 30​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Patong, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
6
Phuket Town, Thailand
— Few hours
Fly:  11​h 45​min
7
Melbourne, Australia
— 9 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

4
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.
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and Tired City Bao Khanh will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chua Tran Quoc and Quan Thanh Temple. There's more to do: go for a walk through Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online trip maker .

Edmonton, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Hanoi is 14 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) ©
Quan Thanh Temple ©
Quan Thanh Temple

3
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.
FITO Museum and The Sun Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Ba Thien Hau Temple and Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Patong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Fun & Games Classes

Side Trip

Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy
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FITO Museum ©
FITO Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple

1
night
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 3rd (Sun), look for gifts at Suit Fitter Phuket and then get outside with Paradise Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suwan Khiri Khet.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Patong trip website .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Patong by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Patong are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Shopping Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wat Suwan Khiri Khet
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Suit Fitter Phuket ©
Suit Fitter Phuket
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Wat Suwan Khiri Khet ©
Wat Suwan Khiri Khet

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Railay Beach. Get some cultural insight at Andaman Cultural Center and Wat Khlong Thom Museum. Visiting Krabi Elephant Sanctuary and Huai To Waterfall will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ao Tha Lane, examine the collection at Andaman Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Dragon Crest, and head off the coast to Koh Panyi.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Krabi Town travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Patong to Krabi Town by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wat Khlong Thom Museum
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Ao Tha Lane ©
Ao Tha Lane
Huai To Waterfall ©
Huai To Waterfall

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Escape the urban bustle at Ko Phi Phi Le and Nui Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Loh Lana Bay and Loh Moo Dee Beach. There's much more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don road trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

few
hours
Phuket Town, Thailand

Phuket Town
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Phuket Town attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Phuket Town takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You'll set off for Melbourne on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

9
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Trafalgar Holden Museum and Popcultcha Collectors Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Point Addis Marine National Park and You Yangs Regional Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Churchill Island Marine National Park (in Newhaven), Geelong Adventure Specialists (in Geelong) and Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Mornington Peninsula National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Arthurs Seat State Park, stroll around Wattle Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tree Fern Gully Track.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne visit planning app .

You can fly from Phuket Town to Melbourne in 12 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Phuket Town to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phuket Town in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mornington Peninsula National Park, Point Addis Marine National Park, Churchill Island Marine National Park, Arthurs Seat State Park, Geelong Adventure Specialists
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Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
Point Addis Marine National Park ©
Point Addis Marine National Park
Trafalgar Holden Museum ©
Trafalgar Holden Museum

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