12 days in Vietnam, Hong Kong & Bangkok Itinerary

12 days in Vietnam, Hong Kong & Bangkok Itinerary

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12 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
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
4
Hue, Vietnam
— Few hours
bus:  2​h
5
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 5 nights
shuttle:  1​h
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h
7
Da Lat, Vietnam
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
8
Phan Thiet, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h
10
Bangkok, Thailand
— Few hours
Fly:  5​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 Central Plaza, Ngong Ping 360, Bank of China Tower, and other attractions. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), head off the coast to Lantau island, and make a trip to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hong Kong road trip planning app .

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 moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Hong Kong Time (HKT) is 5 hours. While traveling from Istanbul, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Hong Kong, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 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
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade ©
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

2
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 Train Street, Long Tien Pagoda and Hanoi Opera House. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 grab a seat and go on Train Street.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary maker 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Hanoi. On the 26th (Thu), you're off toPhong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Transportation Nightlife

Side Trip

Long Tien Pagoda
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Hanoi Opera House ©
Hanoi Opera House
Train Street ©
Train Street

few
hours
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.
Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park fast, fun, and easy.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. You will leave for Hue on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

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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.
To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hue trip planner.

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, daytime highs in Hue are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

5
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.
To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Da Nang online day trip planner .

Take a bus from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 31st (Tue), you're off toHoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Shopping Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

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hours
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 find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An vacation planner.

Getting from Da Nang to Hoi An by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. You will leave for Da Lat on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

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hours
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.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll set off for Phan Thiet on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

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.
For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Phan Thiet holiday 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 31 — Jan 1:

few
hours
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.
For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planning tool .

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. January in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 1st (Wed), you're off toBangkok.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

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hours
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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will leave for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Tours Nightlife
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