24 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

24 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  21 h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
2
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45 min
4
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h 15 min
5
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
7
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Bus:  5 h 30 min
9
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— Few hours
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Khaosan Road and Tom's Fashion. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and Jim Thompson House. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), make a trip to Wat Pho, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute).

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bangkok planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 15 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: highs in Bangkok hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from the city and head to Yanui Beach and Phuket Golf Leisure Co., Ltd.. Get some cultural insight at Phuket 3D Museum and Big Buddha Phuket. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Patong attractions planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Patong are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rawai, Phuket Town, Karon View Point
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
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Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Phuket 3D Museum ©
Phuket 3D Museum
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the next day, kick back and relax at Long Beach, look for gifts at Phi Phi Postcard Shop, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Before you visit Ko Phi Phi Don, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the ferry ride to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stop by World Fashion Suits.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Ko Lanta day trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Spas Historic Sites Beaches
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Spas & Wellness
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town
Diamond Cliff Beach ©
Diamond Cliff Beach

2
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 19th (Tue), stroll through Ao Tha Lane and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Andaman Cultural Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, then look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Koh Lao Lading.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town visit website.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Krabi Town in 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Hanoi.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Koh Lao Lading ©
Koh Lao Lading

5
nights
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.
Old Quarter and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trang An Grottoes will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Quan Lan Beach, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and stop by Tired City Bao Khanh.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Hanoi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ninh Binh
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): visit Cua Van Floating Village and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Quan Lan Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay online travel planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Quan Lan Beach
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Cua Van Floating Village ©
Cua Van Floating Village

3
nights
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.
On the 29th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, then explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, then delve into the distant past at Terrace of the Elephants, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap day trip site.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Halong Bay to Siem Reap in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in November, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan

few
hours
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
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 1st (Sun): hunt for treasures at Russian Market, then get some fabulous bargains at Factory Outlet Store, then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally view the masterpieces at Lotus Space.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Phnom Penh online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:
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Russian Market ©
Russian Market
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Lotus Space ©
Lotus Space

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