16 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  7 h 15 min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
3
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h
4
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 30 min
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Glasgow, United Kingdom

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Pho and Jim Thompson House. Shop till you drop at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Paragon. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, look for gifts at Raja's Fashions, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planner.

Glasgow, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Glasgow in October; daily highs in Bangkok reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Nui Beach and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, stroll through Long Beach, then explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, and finally Head underground at Viking Cave.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Phi Phi Don in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or take a bus. October in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Patong Inn Art and The Phuket Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Jungceylon or Oscar Fashion. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Patong online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Banana Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, view the masterpieces at Lotus Space, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Phnom Penh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
National Museum ©
National Museum

2
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.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Angkor National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, and finally shop like a local with Thai Zen Spa.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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 21st (Wed), kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, explore the world behind art at Cotic, stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Dat Thanh Shoe Shop, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planning website.

Getting from Siem Reap to Hoi An by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Hoi An sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 23rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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