8 days in Bangkok, Phuket & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

8 days in Bangkok, Phuket & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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8 days in Bangkok, Phuket & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
2
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  20 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

3
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online travel planner .

New York City, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time is 12 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in Bangkok reach 91°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

2
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Jungceylon, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, then stop by Thai Benjarong by Siam Ceramic Handmade, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Phuket Town travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Phuket Town in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Phuket Town can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Fly from Phuket Town to Ho Chi Minh City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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