30 days in Ho Chi Minh City, Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

30 days in Ho Chi Minh City, Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Fly to Phuket, Foot to Phuket Town, Bus to Karon
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Karon, Thailand
— 7 nights
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Mai Khao, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 6 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thermal Spas and Ba Thien Hau Temple. On the 31st (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pham Ngu Lao Street, examine the collection at FITO Museum, make a trip to Phố đi bộ Nguyễn Huệ, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Toronto to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in March: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 40°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Karon.
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Karon, Thailand — 7 nights

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yanui Beach and Kamala Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chalong Bay Rum Distillery and Mala Collection. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karon: Monkey Hill (in Phuket Town), Patong (River Rafting & Tubing & Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices) and Choeng Thale (Napas Art Gallery, Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Rawai Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, cool off at Surf House Phuket - Kata Beach, and examine the collection at Phuket 3D Museum.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Karon online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Karon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mai Khao.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Mai Khao, Thailand — 2 nights

The vast stretches of beach in Mai Khao, once a nesting area for the giant leatherback turtle, are home to various aquatic and relaxation activities.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Naiyang Beach, stop by James Bespoke Suit, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mai Khao Beach. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Banana Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at Siam Herbs For Health Spa - Mai Khao Beach.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mai Khao road trip planning website.

You can drive from Karon to Mai Khao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In April in Mai Khao, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Bangkok.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
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Bangkok, Thailand — 13 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ban Amphur Beach and Wat Suthat. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre (in Kanchanaburi), Bang Saen Beach (in Chonburi) and Ayutthaya (Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), take in the awesome beauty at Khao Chi Chan Buddha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok road trip planner.

You can fly from Mai Khao to Bangkok in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In April, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
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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.