43 days in Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

43 days in Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

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1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
4
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 nights
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
7
George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
8
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
9
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
10
Patong, Thailand
— 6 nights

4
nights
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.
Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to The Sanctuary Of Truth (in Pattaya) and Wat Maha That (in Ayutthaya). The adventure continues: make a trip to Wat Pho, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok online tour itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport and U-Tapao International Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

The Sanctuary Of Truth, Wat Maha That
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: 333 Shooting Range Mae Rim (in Mae Rim), Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang) and Doi Inthanon National Park (in Doi Inthanon National Park). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ton Kwen (Wat Intharawat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bangkok in March since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wat Ton Kwen (Wat Intharawat), Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, 333 Shooting Range Mae Rim, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Doi Inthanon National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon National Park ©
Doi Inthanon National Park
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

5
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, see Off-Road Tours, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Off-Road Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park and then step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay online tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Hue (Thien Mu Pagoda & Imperial City) and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture (in Da Nang). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

Make your Hoi An itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Hue, Da Nang
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Tra Que Minty Garden ©
Tra Que Minty Garden
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

4
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoi An in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ho Chi Minh City, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

3
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Take a break from George Town with a short trip to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, admire the masterpieces at Batik Painting Museum Penang, and get engrossed in the history at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the George Town road trip planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to George Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple, Escape Theme Park, Indochine Natural, Laser Battle
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Khoo Kongsi ©
Khoo Kongsi
Penang State Museum and Art Gallery ©
Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

4
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KL Bird Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur attractions planning app.

You can drive from George Town to Kuala Lumpur in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

4
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Explore Krabi Town's surroundings by going to Shark Diving (in Ko Lanta), Lanta Animal Welfare (in Ban Sala Dan) and Phang Nga (Sa Nang Manora Forest Park & Phang Nga Elephant Park). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, stop by De' MARCO Fashions, tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Agnes Catholic Church.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town road trip planner.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. April in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ko Lanta, Phang Nga
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Shark Diving
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

6
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, see Off-Road Tours, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Krabi Town to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Patong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Phang Nga Bay., Big Buddha Phuket, Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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