17 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

17 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  12​h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
3
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Hai Phong, Vietnam
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Bangkok, Thailand
— Few hours
Travel:  6​h
8
Ko Samet, Thailand
— 3 nights
Travel:  6​h
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

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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.
On the 4th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Wat Pho.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok travel route planning tool .

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. Traveling from London in November, things will get much hotter in Bangkok: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

3
nights
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.
On the 4th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison and then make a trip to Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Old Quarter, browse the exhibits of Tired City Bao Khanh, then examine the collection at Hanoi Police Museum, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and finally don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hanoi day trip app .

Getting from Bangkok to Hanoi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc

1
night
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
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.
On the 7th (Thu), stroll through Quan Lan Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, then get engrossed in the history at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and finally take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Hai Phong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Quan Lan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Cua Van Floating Village ©
Cua Van Floating Village
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda

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hours
Hai Phong, Vietnam

Hai Phong
Haiphong is a major industrial city and the second largest city in the northern part of Vietnam. For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hai Phong trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Halong Bay to Hai Phong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. You'll set off for Hoi An on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Hai Phong

Outdoors Tours Adventure

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nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mỹ Sơn and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cantonese Assembly Hall and March Gallery. When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Art in Paradise (3D TRICK ART) in Da Nang, approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and see the interesting displays at Thanh Ha Terracotta Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An online holiday planner .

You can fly from Hai Phong to Hoi An in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Siem Reap trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Ko Samet.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Thom ©
Angkor Thom

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and then explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Bangkok driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Ko Samet, Thailand

Ko Samet ©
A popular trip from Bangkok, Ko Samet provides a getaway with white-sand beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs teeming with fish.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ao Prao Beach and Sai Kaew Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ao Wai and Ao Thian. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Ao Cho and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Kiu Na Nok.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ko Samet sightseeing planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bangkok to Ko Samet. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ao Wai ©
Ao Wai
Ao Prao Beach ©
Ao Prao Beach
Sai Kaew Beach ©
Sai Kaew Beach

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night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at Chatuchak Flower Market.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Ko Samet to Bangkok. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chatuchak Flower Market ©
Chatuchak Flower Market

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