33 days in Vietnam, Thailand & Phnom Penh Itinerary

33 days in Vietnam, Thailand & Phnom Penh Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
2
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
3
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 4 nights
4
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
6
Pattaya, Thailand
— 4 nights
7
Patong, Thailand
— 7 nights

3
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace and Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Walking tours. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Statue of King Sisowath, and take in the exciting artwork at Lotus Space.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Phnom Penh is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Phnom Penh, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Phnom Penh, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien). The adventure continues: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An day trip planning app.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Hoi An in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. When traveling from Phnom Penh in November, plan for little chillier days in Hoi An, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

4
nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Royal Tombs. Get some historical perspective at Imperial City and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Da Nang: Hue (Luc Bo Culture Space, Nha Luu Niem Danh Nhan Phan Boi Chau, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach, take an in-depth tour of Da Nang Museum, don't miss a visit to Da Nang Fresco Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at My Khe Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Nang road trip planning app.

Traveling by shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Da Nang are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Hue
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

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.
Chua Tran Quoc and Presidential Palace Historical Site will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Off-Road Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Trang An Grottoes in Ninh Binh (about 2 hours away). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Ba Dinh Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi day trip planning site.

Getting from Da Nang to Hanoi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trang An Grottoes
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Off-Road Tours

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Grand Palace and Historic City of Ayutthaya. Explore hidden gems such as Wat Maha That and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Venture out of the city with trips to Ancient City (in Samut Prakan) and Wat Chaiwatthanaram (in Ayutthaya). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Bangkok takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bangkok are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Ancient City
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

4
nights
Pattaya, Thailand

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Big Buddha Temple and ISKCON Pattaya Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Pattaya: Bang Saray Beach (in Bang Sare) and Nang Ram Beach (in Samaesan). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach, stroll through Hat Toei Ngam, explore the world behind art at Art in Paradise Pattaya, and step off the mainland to explore Koh Larn.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pattaya trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Pattaya

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bang Saray Beach, Nang Ram Beach, Hat Toei Ngam
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Big Buddha Temple ©
Big Buddha Temple
Pattaya Beach ©
Pattaya Beach

7
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and The Phuket Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Nai Harn Beach and Green Elephant Sanctuary Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Rawai (Yanui Beach & Promthep Cape) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Banana Beach, kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, admire all the interesting features of Patong Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Patong road trip planning site.

Getting from Pattaya to Patong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Patong are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Karon, Bang Tao Beach, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 22:
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Green Elephant Sanctuary Park ©
Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

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