18 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

18 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
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
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Travel:  6​h
8
Ko Samet, Thailand
— 3 nights
Travel:  6​h
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

1
night
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 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), then explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, and then make a trip to Wat Pho.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip maker .

Amsterdam, Holland to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in November, with highs in Bangkok at 38°C and lows at 29°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine) ©

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.
Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, take in the exciting artwork at 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.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner .

You can fly from Bangkok to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore 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 wander the streets of Cua Van Floating Village.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip itinerary planner .

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. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Hai Phong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Museums Beaches

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

few
hours
Hai Phong, Vietnam

Hai Phong ©
Haiphong is a major industrial city and the second largest city in the northern part of Vietnam. On the 8th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Hoa Cuong Cave and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pho Chieu Pagoda.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hai Phong travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Halong Bay to Hai Phong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hai Phong

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pho Chieu Pagoda ©
Pho Chieu Pagoda

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mỹ Sơn and March Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Cantonese Assembly Hall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Art in Paradise (3D TRICK ART) (in Da Nang) and Bang An Tower (in Dien Ban). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hoi An vacation builder website .

You can fly from Hai Phong to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Visit Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom. There's more to do: examine the collection at Angkor National Museum.

Plan a trip to Siem Reap easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Amsterdam, Holland to Siem Reap is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Siem Reap. In November, Siem Reap is warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

1
night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for gifts at James Fashion International.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok day trip website .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Ko Samet.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
James Fashion International ©
James Fashion International

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.
Visit Ao Prao Beach and Ao Cho for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sai Kaew Beach and Ao Tubtim. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Wai and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Kiu Na Nok.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Samet journey planner.

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

1
night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Khaosan Garden.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ko Samet to Bangkok. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Museums

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