28 days in Thailand, Hoi An & Hanoi Itinerary

28 days in Thailand, Hoi An & Hanoi Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, 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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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Drive to Patong
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Pattaya, Thailand
— 1 night
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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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.
Step out of Chiang Mai to go to Mae Wang and see Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saen Muang Ma Luang, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip planner.

London, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:

Krabi Town, Thailand

— 2 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, then stroll through Railay Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, and then look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in February, Krabi Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, stroll through Long Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. February in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

Ko Lanta, Thailand

— 4 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for wildlife, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, step off the mainland to explore Ko Jum, and kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip itinerary website.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:

Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, practice your aim at Game Space Laser Battle, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll through Patong Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Patong day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Patong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:

Pattaya, Thailand

— 1 night

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary Of Truth, head off the coast to Koh Larn, and then don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pattaya trip builder site.

You can fly from Patong to Pattaya in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Pattaya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 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.
Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, wander the streets of Khaosan Road, and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok trip planning tool.

You can take a shuttle from Pattaya to Bangkok in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Pattaya in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bangkok: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture (in Da Nang) and Hue (Thien Mu Pagoda & Imperial City). The adventure continues: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Fly from Bangkok to Hoi An in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bangkok in March, with highs in Hoi An at 32°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

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.

Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.