22 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Patong, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then stop by Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and then stroll through Quan Lan Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi day trip site.

Bogota, Colombia to Hanoi is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 nights
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.
Visit My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip site.

Getting from Hanoi to Hoi An by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 1 night

Pearl of the Far East

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 17th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in March, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 1 night

Charming City

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 18th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Russian Market, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Phnom Penh vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. March in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 nights

Temple Town

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.
Popular historic sites such as Bayon Temple and Preah Khan are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Angkor Thom and Cambodia Landmine Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, explore the ancient world of Pre Rup, contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Siem Reap, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Yanui Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Patong Beach and Banana Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, relax and rejuvenate at Nin Massage, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by New Era's Vienna.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Patong online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Patong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 6 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wat Suthat and Wat Bowonniwet Vihara. Do your shopping at Raja's Fashions and Khaosan Road. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, don't miss a visit to Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bangkok day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Cambodia travel guide

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For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.