46 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

46 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Maret, Thailand
— 3 nights
3
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 4 nights
4
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
6
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
7
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
8
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
9
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
10
Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
11
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 4 nights
12
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
13
Sapa, Vietnam
— 3 nights
14
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
15
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
16
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night

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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: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, browse the different shops at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), take a stroll through Khaosan Road, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok online route planner.

Manchester, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Bangkok, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in August, with highs in Bangkok at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maret.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Spas

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Maret, Thailand

Maret ©
Maret, a bustling area on the island of Koh Samui, offers an abundance of activities and small settlements along a stretch of attractive coastline.
You've now added Samui Elephant Haven to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Maret to Chaweng to see Chaweng Beach about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at Escape Break Samui, enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), browse the eclectic array of goods at Lamai Sunday Nightmarket, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lamai Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Maret trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Maret takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Maret

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Bophut, Lamai Beach
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Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) ©
Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)
Samui Elephant Haven ©
Samui Elephant Haven
Chaweng Beach ©
Chaweng Beach

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Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Koh Tao is known for wildlife, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to John-Suwan Viewpoint, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Tanot Bay.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Maret to Koh Tao by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. You will leave for Ko Pha Ngan on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Koh Nang Yuan ©
Koh Nang Yuan

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at C&M Learn Thai Culture, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Khao Ra, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mae Haad Beach.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
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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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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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap road trip tool.

Fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, admire the striking features of Central Market, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. On your second day here, look for gifts at Phka Kn'jay Fashion Boutique, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then stroll around Royal Palace Park, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, and finally make a trip to Kurata Pepper.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Phnom Penh vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:
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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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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 3rd (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and take an in-depth tour of The Independence Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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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 5th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuc Thanh Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Dat Thanh Shoe Shop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:
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Food Tours
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

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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.
Spend the 8th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space, indulge your taste buds at Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store, and explore the world behind art at Le Ba Dang Art Museum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hue trip planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park route planning website.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours
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Walking tours

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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.
Sapa is known for nature, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, admire the sheer force of Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls), don't miss a visit to Cat Cat village, and stop by Indigo Cat.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sapa road trip website.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally look for gifts at Van Tribal Heritage.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary website.

Getting from Sapa to Hanoi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Nature · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University
Spas

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

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 21st (Tue): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Tien Ong Cave and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay route website.

Take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the bus ride to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then take a stroll through Old Quarter, and finally look for gifts at Lucy's Dream.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi online itinerary planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

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