11 days in Vietnam, Phnom Penh & Bangkok Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam, Phnom Penh & Bangkok Itinerary

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11 days in Vietnam, Phnom Penh & Bangkok Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi route maker site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hanoi is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

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

3
nights
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.
Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Quan Lan Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Bai Tu Long Bay. There's more to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

Before you visit Halong Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cat Ba, Quan Lan Beach
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

1
night
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 6th (Mon): look for gifts at A.N.D, then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Lotus Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh sightseeing planning site .

You can fly from Halong Bay to Phnom Penh in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. May in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and Wat Saket are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at The Grand Palace and Khao San Road. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chatuchak Weekend Market, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bangkok online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Wildlife
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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