25 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

25 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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25 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  19​h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
2
Ko Chang, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  7​h
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
4
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h
8
Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
9
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Barcelona, Spain

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute). Visit The Grand Palace and Wat Pho for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip maker .

Barcelona, Spain to Bangkok is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Barcelona to Bangkok. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect Bangkok to be much warmer, temps between 41°C and 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

2
nights
Ko Chang, Thailand

Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Salak Phet Temple and then take in the waterfront activity at Ko Rang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Orthodox Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ko Chang using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Chang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in May, you will find days in Ko Chang are little chillier (38°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Rang ©
Ko Rang
The Orthodox Church ©
The Orthodox Church

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Preah Khan and Angkor Safe Driver. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom South Gate, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and identify plant and animal life at Pearaing Biodiversity Conservation Center.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip maker site .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ko Chang to Siem Reap in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Ko Chang in May, expect nights in Siem Reap to be about the same, around 31°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

2
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.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Mekong River, then head outdoors with Nature cambodia, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Riverside Park, then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then look for gifts at A.N.D.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Phnom Penh journey builder website .

Fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Mekong River ©
Mekong River

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary website .

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. May in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), look for gifts at Maya Design, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, and finally stroll through An Bang Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), then get to know the fascinating history of March Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planner .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) ©
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally don't miss a visit to Tu Dam Pagoda.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hue trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

2
nights
Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): wander the streets of Giang Ta Chai Village, make a trip to Terraced Rice Fields in Shin Chai Village, then appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, and finally don't miss a visit to The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Y Linh Ho, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, then take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sapa trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Hue to Sapa takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Y Linh Ho ©
Y Linh Ho
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Quan Lan Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Hang Bong.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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