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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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Ang Thong, Thailand
— 1 night
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Bophut, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Bangkok, Thailand — 4 nights

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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip builder.

Chicago, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 13 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Bangkok at 93°F and lows at 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ang Thong.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
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Ang Thong, Thailand — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ang Thong trip builder tool.

Getting from Bangkok to Ang Thong by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bophut.
Parks · Nature
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Bophut, Thailand — 3 nights

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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Fisherman’s Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, stroll through Chaweng Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bophut trip planner.

Bophut is just a stone's throw from Ang Thong. In June, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 4 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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Bophut to Ho Chi Minh City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and car. June in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Spas · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
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Ko Samui travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.