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:  10​h 30​min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

4
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 Ruins of St. Paul's, Historic Centre of Macau, Largo do Senado (Senado Square), and other attractions. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak) and head off the coast to Lantau island.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip site .

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 in Hong Kong, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Macau
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History

5
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 list of things to see and do now includes Hang Gai Street (Street of Hemp), Metiseko, Dong Xuan Market, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, view the masterpieces at Tired City Hang Bong, and make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Hanoi takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Cat Ba, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Chieu Cave
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

4
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 list of things to see and do now includes Tomb of Minh Mang, Imperial City, Lady Buddha, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, get in on the family fun at Ba Na Hills SunWorld, don't miss a visit to Dragon Bridge, and take in the views from Tran Thi Ly Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Da Nang trip maker tool .

Fly from Hanoi to Da Nang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Nang

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hoi An, Hue
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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.
You've added Tan Dinh Church, Tao Dan Park, Ba Thien Hau Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip tool .

You can fly from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Da Nang in January, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phan Thiet, Cai Rang Floating Market, Sadec Flower Village
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
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Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

4
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 Wat Maha That, Historic City of Ayutthaya, The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), and other attractions you added.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bangkok planning site .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Bangkok are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pattaya, Ayutthaya, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 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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