32 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

32 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

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32 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  15​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
5
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
8
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
10
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
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, museums, nightlife, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi route planner .

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Food Tours

2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
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 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), and finally hunt for treasures at Dong Ba Market. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon), then don't miss a visit to Nine Dynastic Urns, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Mieu Temple, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

3
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 31st (Sun) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, steep yourself in history at The Tran Family Home and Chapel, enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mỹ Sơn, The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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.
Spend the 4th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, look for all kinds of wild species at Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, and make a trip to Phimeanakas.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Siem Reap trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hoi An to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoi An in April, you will find days in Siem Reap are somewhat warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Spas
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, then enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Shooting Range Outdoor Phnom Penh, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Phare Ponleu Selpak.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Phnom Penh trip builder site .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

Getting from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. April in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

3
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 to go to Doi Suthep and see Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 10th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and meet the residents at Chiang Mai Zoo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Phuket Big Buddha (in Chalong) and Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn). Spend the 14th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to Bangla Road.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Patong trip site .

Fly from Chiang Mai to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in April, expect nights in Patong to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Karon, Big Buddha Phuket, Nai Harn Beach
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Krabi Town is known for beaches, nature, adventure, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Railay Beach, stroll through Ao Nang Beach, look for gifts at Alex's Fashion, and take some stellar pictures from Railay Beach Viewpoint.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Patong to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

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.
On the 19th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ao Tanot Bay, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sai Nuan Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Krabi Town to Koh Tao in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Krabi Town in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°C in Koh Tao. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness
Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), head outdoors with SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok sightseeing app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and train from Koh Tao to Bangkok takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:
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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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