35 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

35 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay. On the next day, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Halong Bay is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Halong Bay. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 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.
On the 26th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi sightseeing site.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:

Hue, Vietnam

— 1 night
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 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Hue are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

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Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 nights

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.
On the 7th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, then pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, and finally steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Phare Ponleu Selpak, then examine the collection at National Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary builder website.

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 5 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.
Spend the 12th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, don't miss a visit to Pub Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap holiday maker app.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Find places to stay May 9 — 14:

Patong, Thailand

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, browse the exhibits of The Phuket Gallery, and look for gifts at New Era's Vienna.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Patong day trip planning tool.

Getting from Siem Reap to Patong by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Siem Reap in May; daily highs in Patong reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Patong

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 19:

Koh Tao, Thailand

— 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Patong to Koh Tao takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Patong in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Koh Tao, with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Spas · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary site.

Getting from Koh Tao to Bangkok by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, daytime highs in Bangkok are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 4 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Spend the 24th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping, stop by Ambassador Fashions, and enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai journey planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 27:

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

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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.