24 days in Vietnam, Ko Pha Ngan & Phuket Itinerary

24 days in Vietnam, Ko Pha Ngan & Phuket Itinerary

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24 days in Vietnam, Ko Pha Ngan & Phuket Itinerary

Start: Dingli, Malta
Fly:  31​h 30​min
1
Sapa, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
3
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
4
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Kamala, Thailand
— 11 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
End: Dingli, Malta


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1
night
Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ta Phin Cave, Ham Rong Mountain and Cat Cat village. On the 2nd (Sun), make a trip to Cat Cat village, then take in the awesome beauty at Ham Rong Mountain, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ta Phin Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Deo Tram Ton, then don't miss a visit to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass, and then stop by Indigo Cat.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapa road trip tool .

Dingli, Malta to Sapa is an approximately 30-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dingli to Sapa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Shopping
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Ham Rong Mountain ©
Ham Rong Mountain
Ta Phin Cave ©
Ta Phin Cave
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village

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.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site, and finally kick back and relax at Quan Lan Beach. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip website .

Drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

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Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Presidential Palace Historical Site ©

2
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, then take an in-depth tour of Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and finally take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cat Co 1 Beach and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cat Co 1 Beach
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Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach
Cua Van Floating Village ©
Cua Van Floating Village
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Explore hidden gems such as Haad Chao Phao Beach and Than Sadet Waterfall National Park. Get some cultural insight at Wat Khao Tham and Wat Chaloklum. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rin Beach, get outside with Khao Ra, explore and take pictures at Purina Sheep Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hat Sadet Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Halong Bay to Ko Pha Ngan in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kamala.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hat Sadet Beach ©
Hat Sadet Beach
Than Sadet Waterfall National Park ©
Than Sadet Waterfall National Park
Khao Ra ©
Khao Ra

11
nights
Kamala, Thailand

Kamala ©
Providing the setting for relaxing breaks, Kamala is a seaside village on the island of Phuket.
Popular historic sites such as Koh Panyi and Wat Sri Sunthon are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Phra Thong and Wat Baan Kamala. Get out of town with these interesting Kamala side-trips: Mai Khao (Spas & Saphan Sarasin Bridge), Bang Pae Waterfalls (in Thep Krasattri) and Nai Yang (Wat Mongkol Wararam, Sirinat National Park, & more). Spend the 20th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mai Khao Beach, tee off at Red Mountain Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nai Thon Beach, and get outside with Seastar Andaman.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kamala trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Kamala in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Kamala. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kamala

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket, Kathu, Nai Yang, Mai Khao, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Nai Thon Beach ©
Nai Thon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mai Khao Beach ©
Mai Khao Beach

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