22 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + Taxi:  18​h 15​min
1
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
+4
Ferry + Bus + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  6​h 45​min
7
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of The Duck Stop, take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel planning website .

London, UK to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

1
night
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 4th (Sun): hike along Ho Chi Minh trail, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip builder site .

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at National Museum, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Serkal Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then view the masterpieces at Lotus Space, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. October in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House
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 7th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and finally browse the exhibits of Jayav Art. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, then explore the ancient world of Baphuon Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap travel planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kids will enjoy Patong Beach and Gay Patong. Get some cultural insight at Patong Inn Art and Apichart art gallery. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at New Valentino, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and kick back and relax at Freedom Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Patong using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Siem Reap to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Karon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Maya Bay. Get outdoors at Long Beach and Nui Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Lana Bay, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip builder tool .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In October in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Visit Salad Beach and Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hat Sadet Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Plai Laem, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Gruad Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, and admire all the interesting features of Purina Sheep Farm.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Pha Ngan takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium

4
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.
Bring the kids along to SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Children's Discovery Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Jim Thompson House and Vimanmek Mansion. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In October in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

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