23 days in Vietnam, Hong Kong & Bangkok Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam, Hong Kong & Bangkok Itinerary

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23 days in Vietnam, Hong Kong & Bangkok Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  9​h
1
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 day
bus:  2​h
5
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Da Lat, Vietnam
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
8
Phan Thiet, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Nan Lian Garden, Central Plaza, Ngong Ping 360, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), take in the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and step off the mainland to explore Lantau island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong tour itinerary maker tool .

Istanbul, Turkey to Hong Kong is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Istanbul to Hong Kong. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Istanbul in December: highs in Hong Kong hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Nan Lian Garden ©
Nan Lian Garden

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bai Tho Mountain, Sung Sot Cave, Hạ Long Bay, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, view the masterpieces at Tired City Hang Bong, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Quan Thanh Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hanoi trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Cat Ba Island, Bai Dinh Pagoda
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

1
night
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paradise Cave. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, Head underground at Paradise Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park journey builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

1
day
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tomb of Khai Dinh as well as Perfume River. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Khai Dinh, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tomb of Khai Dinh
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Khai Dinh ©
Tomb of Khai Dinh

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Big C Supercenter, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Marian Shrine of the Lady of Tra Kieu, and other attractions you added. On the 31st (Tue), make a trip to The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Lady Buddha, indulge your taste buds at Bac My An Market, don't miss a visit to Marian Shrine of the Lady of Tra Kieu, then snap pictures at Tran Thi Ly Bridge, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Supercenter. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Ba Na Hills SunWorld.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Da Nang sightseeing planner .

You can take a bus from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks Shopping Nature
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Ba Na Hills SunWorld ©
Ba Na Hills SunWorld
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Dragon Bridge ©
Dragon Bridge

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Your list of things to see and do now includes An Bang Beach, Vinahouse Craft Village, Cam Nam Island, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), stroll through An Bang Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Quan Kong Temple, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then stop by Metiseko, and finally don't miss a visit to Vinahouse Craft Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then head off the coast to Cam Nam Island.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach

1
night
Da Lat, Vietnam

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then make a trip to Lam Vien Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Da Lat trip builder .

Getting from Hoi An to Da Lat by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

1
night
Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Phan Thiet ©
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to White Sand Dunes, kick back and relax at Mui Ne Beach, explore the striking landscape at Red Sand Dunes, then go for a walk through Mui Ne Harbor, then stroll through Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), and finally get your game on at Trampoline Club "Impulse".

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Phan Thiet trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by bus from Da Lat to Phan Thiet takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Red Sand Dunes ©
Red Sand Dunes
White Sand Dunes ©
White Sand Dunes
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) ©
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien)

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Ba Thien Hau Temple, Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck, Sadec Flower Village, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

Start your trip to Ho Chi Minh City by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. January in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Bangkok.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sadec Flower Village
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Sky Bar, Asiatique The Riverfront, Big C Rajdamri, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Erawan Museum, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House
Siam Paragon ©
Siam Paragon

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