22 days in Vietnam, Hong Kong & Bangkok Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam, Hong Kong & Bangkok Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam, Hong Kong & Bangkok Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Hue, Vietnam
— Few hours
Bus:  2 h
4
Da Nang, Vietnam
— Few hours
Shuttle:  1 h
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— Few hours
Fly:  1 h
6
Da Lat, Vietnam
— Few hours
Bus:  1 h
7
Phan Thiet, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 10 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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Lee Tung Avenue, Kowloon Walled City Park, Nan Lian Garden, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, and take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip website .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Hong Kong is 5 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in December, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Hong Kong: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Nan Lian Garden ©
Nan Lian Garden

3
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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.
You've added Long Tien Pagoda, Train Street, Night Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Night Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, catch a live performance at Hanoi Opera House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ba Dinh Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc, and finally get around town with Train Street.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hanoi road trip planning website .

You can fly from Hong Kong to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Transportation Shopping

Side Trip

Long Tien Pagoda
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Hanoi Opera House ©
Hanoi Opera House
Train Street ©
Train Street

few
hours
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.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Hue vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hanoi to Hue by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Hue are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 27th (Fri), you're off toDa Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

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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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Da Nang trip itinerary maker site .

Take a bus from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll set off for Hoi An on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Shopping Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

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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.
To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An online day trip planner .

You can take a shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You will leave for Da Lat on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

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Da Lat, Vietnam

Da Lat
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.
For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Da Lat trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

5
nights
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.
For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Phan Thiet online trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Da Lat to Phan Thiet takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:

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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.
To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planning site .

You can drive from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. In January in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will leave for Bangkok on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

10
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.
For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip tool .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok in 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. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Tours Nightlife
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 11:

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