28 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

28 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

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28 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Chuncheon, South Korea
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Cat Ba, Vietnam
— 1 night
bus:  6​h
4
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  5​h
8
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
9
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
10
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
End: Chuncheon, South Korea

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hanoi road trip planning tool .

Chuncheon, South Korea to Hanoi is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Chuncheon to Hanoi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay online attractions planner .

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 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

1
night
Cat Ba, Vietnam

Cat Ba ©
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Monkey Island and then make a trip to Cannon Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cat Ba online trip maker .

Traveling by ferry from Halong Bay to Cat Ba takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cannon Fort ©
Cannon Fort

3
nights
Ninh Binh, Vietnam

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda and then explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then Head underground at Mua Caves, and then don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh online attractions planner .

Traveling by bus from Cat Ba to Ninh Binh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. February in Ninh Binh sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Da Nang (Dragon Bridge & Lady Buddha) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ninh Binh to Hoi An takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ninh Binh in February, things will get a bit warmer in Hoi An: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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.
On the 10th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then stop by A.N.D, then take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Central Market, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh trip planner .

You can fly from Hoi An to Phnom Penh in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoi An in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Phnom Penh: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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 12th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, and finally stop by Ambre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pub Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, then steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then look for gifts at The Boss Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, then get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, and finally take a peaceful walk through Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Siem Reap to Ko Lanta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and look for gifts at Dress Men Fashion.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Patong trip planning site .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

Make your Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Patong to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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