15 days in Bangkok, Ko Samui & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

15 days in Bangkok, Ko Samui & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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15 days in Bangkok, Ko Samui & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  23​h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
2
Ang Thong, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bophut, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Chicago, United States

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok online day trip planner .

Chicago, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Chicago to Bangkok. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect Bangkok to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Ang Thong, Thailand

Ang Thong ©
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ang Thong trip tool .

Fly from Bangkok to Ang Thong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In June in Ang Thong, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 81°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Nature Parks
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Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park ©

3
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, nightlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Modern Suit Samui, and look for all kinds of wild species at Samui Elephant Sanctuary.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bophut planner .

Explore your travel options from Ang Thong to Bophut with the Route module. In June in Bophut, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 81°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wat Phu Khao Thong, Wat Plai Laem
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha

4
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Pamper yourself for a day on the 23rd (Sun) at some of the top local wellness centers. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City holiday planner.

Getting from Bophut to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In June in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas Tours Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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