26 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

26 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
3
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
5
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
7
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
8
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
9
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
10
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights

2
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Step out of Chiang Mai with an excursion to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community in Chom Thong--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Sop Moei Arts, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

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London, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community ©
Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Wat Pho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong is known for shopping, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Banana Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, laugh and play at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, and have fun at Kidzoona.

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You can fly from Bangkok to Patong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Patong, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Banana Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Siem Reap trip builder site.

You can fly from Patong to Siem Reap in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Siem Reap sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, examine the collection at National Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. On the next day, have fun at Cambodia Fire Range, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then look for gifts at Maison Apsara.

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

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Cambodia Fire Range ©
Cambodia Fire Range
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, and then make a trip to Hoi Khanh Pagoda. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, thenadmire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City travel app.

Drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Hoi Khanh Pagoda
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Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, thentake in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, and then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, thenstop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Nature

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Food Tours
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

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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.
On the 5th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, thensteep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of Hue Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Phong Nha Caves and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

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You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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), steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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