20 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Halol Itinerary

20 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Halol Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Phuket Town, Thailand
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Drive to Phuket International Airport, Fly to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Drive to Halol
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Halol, India
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary tool.

San Francisco, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in February, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 92°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Hoi An tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Hoi An is slightly colder than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 78°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake.

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Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stop by Mengrai Kilns, get interesting insight from Tours, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then make a trip to The 4 Kings' Phra Maha Chedi, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 75°F in Bangkok. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Krabi Town, Thailand

— 2 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stop by Scandi Fashion, kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Dao Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and then take a peaceful walk through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town online holiday builder.

You can fly from Bangkok to Krabi Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Bangkok in February, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, and finally kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip website.

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In February in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Phuket Town, Thailand

— 2 nights
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Patong Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Jungceylon, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stop by Dress Men Fashion, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket.

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You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Phuket Town in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Phuket Town can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Halol.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors · Shopping · Spas · Beaches

Side Trip

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Halol, India

— 1 night
Halol is a city and a municipality (tehsil) in Panchmahal district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kevada Masjid and then head outdoors with Khunia Mahadev.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Halol online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Phuket Town to Halol with the Route module. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Halol

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
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.

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.