17 days in Vietnam, Philippines & Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam, Philippines & Thailand Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Patong
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Patong, Thailand
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 2 nights

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Hanoi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New Delhi to Hanoi, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 3 nights

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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning app.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in February, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Princesa.
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines — 2 nights

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): wander the streets of Stellar Grounds and then see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): meet some fierce fish with Shark Diving Palawan.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Puerto Princesa trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Puerto Princesa by flight takes about 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Puerto Princesa is 1 hour. While traveling from Ho Chi Minh City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Puerto Princesa, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

City of Angels

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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Princesa to Bangkok takes 10 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Princesa to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. February in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Koh Tao.
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Koh Tao, Thailand — 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry; or ride a ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 3 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong is known for beaches, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Patong day trip website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Patong in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Patong, with lows of 26°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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Philippines travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.
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Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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