17 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Bangkok Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Bangkok Itinerary

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17 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Bangkok Itinerary

Start: Amritsar, India
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  64​h
End: Amritsar, India


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2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Craft-Link and Tan My Design. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, explore the activities along West Lake, and look for gifts at Zeds Threads Fairtrade Tailor.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi journey maker .

Amritsar, India to Hanoi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amritsar to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An online vacation maker .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then see the grandeur of opera at Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda) and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoi An in January, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas Historic Sites Nightlife
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

2
nights
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.
To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Cambodia Landmine Museum and then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip builder app .

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 January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Angkor Thom ©
Angkor Thom

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok holiday planner .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Bangkok are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House

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