39 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

39 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

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1
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
3
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
5
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
7
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
8
Koh Rong, Cambodia
— 1 night
9
Koh Kong, Cambodia
— 1 night
10
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
11
Kanchanaburi, Thailand
— 2 nights
12
Ayutthaya, Thailand
— 3 nights
13
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
14
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Halong Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Halong Bay is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Halong Bay due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Tours
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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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), view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and visit Old Quarter.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi journey site.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Authentic Bat Trang ©
Authentic Bat Trang
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hue online trip builder.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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

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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, cast your line with a fishing tour, and don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip site.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Hoi An, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Food Tours
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

2
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Nha Trang, Vietnam

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then stroll through Nha Trang Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

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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.
On the 1st (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels

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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 4th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): stop by Maison Apsara, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then make a trip to Kurata Pepper.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh trip planner.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In September in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Rong.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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Koh Rong, Cambodia

A slice of paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Rong stands out as one of Cambodia's premier beachside escapes.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jungle zoo, thenmake a trip to Koh Rong, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Koh Rong online travel planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Koh Rong in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Kong.

Things to do in Koh Rong

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Rong ©
Koh Rong

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Koh Kong, Cambodia

Koh Kong ©
Perched at the mouth of a river spilling into the sea on Cambodia's southwestern coast, Koh Kong has overcome its storied past of smuggling and street crime to become a safer, more welcoming city.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll through Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary and then admire the sheer force of Tatai Waterfall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Koh Kong trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Koh Rong to Koh Kong takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Koh Kong

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and then steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom South Gate. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Phimeanakas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap road trip website.

Traveling by car from Koh Kong to Siem Reap takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

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Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Kanchanaburi ©
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, thenstroll the grounds of Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, thensee the interesting displays at Bridge Over the River Kwai, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wat Thawornwararam. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at ElephantsWorld, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Giant Rain Tree, and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Kwai.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanchanaburi day trip site.

Traveling by car from Siem Reap to Kanchanaburi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kanchanaburi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Parks Museums Wildlife
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ElephantsWorld ©
ElephantsWorld
Bridge Over the River Kwai ©
Bridge Over the River Kwai
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery ©
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

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Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
Ayutthaya is known for historic sites, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Wat Maha That, get engrossed in the history at Pridi Banomyong Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Worrachettharam, and contemplate the long history of Historic City of Ayutthaya.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Ayutthaya travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Ayutthaya sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites Museums
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Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya

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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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok journey maker website.

Traveling by shuttle from Ayutthaya to Bangkok takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bangkok are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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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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.
On the 21st (Mon), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, thenstop by Milano Collection, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mae Hia Fresh Market. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, thendelve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai
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Walking tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

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