39 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

39 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Koh Rong, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Drive to Sihanoukville International Airport, Fly to Phnom Penh International Airport, Drive to Koh Kong
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Koh Kong, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Taxi to Sihanoukville, Fly to Siem Reap, Taxi to Siem Reap
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kanchanaburi, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ayutthaya, Thailand
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Halong Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Halong Bay is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Halong Bay due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Water Body
Hạ Long Bay
4.4
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Water Body
Bai Tu Long Bay
4.6

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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: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and visit Old Quarter.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi journey site.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Classes
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Old Quarter ©
Neighborhood
Old Quarter
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Hue, Vietnam

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hue online trip builder.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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Imperial City ©
World heritage site
Imperial City
4.2
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Architectural Building
Thien Mu Pagoda
4.3

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Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, cast your line with a fishing tour, and don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip site.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

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Must see
Food Tours
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Spa
Spas
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
World heritage site
Hoi An Ancient Town
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Nha Trang, Vietnam

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then stroll through Nha Trang Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Religious Site
Po Nagar Cham Towers
4.0
Long Son Pagoda ©
Religious Site
Long Son Pagoda
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Pearl of the Far East

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.
On the 1st (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 3:
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Landmark
Cu Chi Tunnels
4.3
War Remnants Museum ©
History Museum
War Remnants Museum
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Charming City

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): stop by Maison Apsara, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then make a trip to Kurata Pepper.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh trip planner.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In September in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Rong.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
History Museum
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
4.6
Royal Palace ©
Castle
Royal Palace
3.8

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Koh Rong, Cambodia

A slice of paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Rong stands out as one of Cambodia's premier beachside escapes.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jungle zoo, then make a trip to Koh Rong, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Koh Rong online travel planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Koh Rong in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Kong.

Things to do in Koh Rong

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
3.4
Koh Rong ©
Landmark
Koh Rong
3.8

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Koh Kong, Cambodia

Perched at the mouth of a river spilling into the sea on Cambodia's southwestern coast, Koh Kong has overcome its storied past of smuggling and street crime to become a safer, more welcoming city.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll through Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary and then admire the sheer force of Tatai Waterfall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Koh Kong trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koh Rong to Koh Kong. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Koh Kong

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Tatai Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Tatai Waterfall
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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Temple Town

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and then steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom South Gate. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Phimeanakas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap road trip website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Koh Kong to Siem Reap takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
Highlights from your trip
Angkor Wat ©
Must see
Angkor Wat
4.8
Ta Prohm ©
Ruin
Ta Prohm
4.8
Bayon Temple ©
World heritage site
Bayon Temple
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Kanchanaburi, Thailand

The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, then stroll the grounds of Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Bridge Over the River Kwai, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wat Thawornwararam. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at ElephantsWorld, then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant Rain Tree, and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Kwai.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanchanaburi day trip site.

Traveling by car from Siem Reap to Kanchanaburi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Kanchanaburi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
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ElephantsWorld ©
Nature / Park
ElephantsWorld
4.3
Bridge Over the River Kwai ©
Specialty Museum
Bridge Over the River Kwai
4.0

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Ayutthaya, Thailand

Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
Ayutthaya is known for historic sites, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Wat Maha That, get engrossed in the history at Pridi Banomyong Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Worrachettharam, and contemplate the long history of Historic City of Ayutthaya.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Ayutthaya travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Ayutthaya sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
World heritage site
Historic City of Ayutthaya
4.8

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Bangkok, Thailand

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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), get great views at Wat Saket, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Ayutthaya to Bangkok takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
Wat Pho ©
Must see
Wat Pho
4.6
The Grand Palace ©
Historic Site
The Grand Palace
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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.
On the 21st (Mon), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then stop by Milano Collection, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mae Hia Fresh Market. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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Must see
Walking tours
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Spa
Spas
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