23 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Bangkok with a short trip to Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex in Saraburi, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), stop by Rajawongse Clothier, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok holiday site.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport and U-Tapao International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 3 nights

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.
Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chiang Mai Zoo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Patong, Thailand

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, then kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Patong trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Patong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Patong are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 nights

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.
Spend the 4th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by Very Berry -Handmade in Cambodia.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, and contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

Hue, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hue road trip planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Hue sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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.
On the 10th (Tue), stroll through Cua Dai Beach, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. July in Hoi An sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 1 night

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 12th (Thu), look for gifts at Flame Tree by Zakka and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Independence Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

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.
On the 14th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, have fun at Cambodia Fire Range, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally make a trip to Phare Ponleu Selpak.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh travel planner.

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 July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.