17 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  31​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 1 night
4
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
5
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City travel planner.

Houston, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 13 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, wildlife, nightlife, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at The Duck Stop, take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, Head underground at Paradise Cave, and explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

1
night
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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 21st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, then look for gifts at Ashi, and finally don't miss a visit to Pub Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Siem Reap in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Shopping
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 23rd (Sun), get your game on at The Kids Club Phuket, buy something for everyone on your list at Ocean Plaza Patong, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Phuket Kart, then laugh and play at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Patong online journey planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Siem Reap to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Patong sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): have fun at Phangan Tennis Club, then enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Khom, admire all the interesting features of Purina Sheep Farm, and then kick back and relax at Salad Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Patong in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Phangan Tennis Club ©
Phangan Tennis Club

1
night
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Koh Tao online travel route planner .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and then get outside with SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Chatuchak Weekend Market, then explore the activities along Chao Phraya River, then delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew).

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok day trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, daytime highs in Bangkok are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Chao Phraya River ©
Chao Phraya River

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