28 days in Vietnam, Thailand & Cambodia Itinerary

28 days in Vietnam, Thailand & Cambodia Itinerary

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28 days in Vietnam, Thailand & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h
2
Ko Chang Tai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h 30 min
3
Ko Mak, Thailand
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h
4
Ko Kut, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
8
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
11
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
12
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
13
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
End: Hanoi, Vietnam

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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.
Take a break from Bangkok with a short trip to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, stroll around Lumpini Park, see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok online trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. In January, daytime highs in Bangkok are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Chang Tai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

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Wat Maha That
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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Ko Chang Tai, Thailand

Ko Chang Tai ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Klong Plu Waterfall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khlong Prao Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach, and finally look for gifts at G. Armani Fashion. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ban Chang Thai - Elephant Camp and then kick back and relax at Kai Bae Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ko Chang Tai trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bangkok to Ko Chang Tai. In January in Ko Chang Tai, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Mak.

Things to do in Ko Chang Tai

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ko Chang
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Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall
White Sand Beach ©
White Sand Beach

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nights
Ko Mak, Thailand

Ko Mak ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Koh Mak Museum, kick back and relax at Ko Kham, and then examine the collection at The Kingdom of Somchai’s Affection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ko Mak vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Ko Chang Tai to Ko Mak with the Route module. January in Ko Mak sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Kut.

Things to do in Ko Mak

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Ko Kham ©
Ko Kham
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Kingdom of Somchai’s Affection ©

2
nights
Ko Kut, Thailand

Ko Kut ©
Ko Kut, a group of islands off the eastern shore of Thailand, remains a quiet holiday retreat with undeveloped beaches, calm waters, and a pristine jungle.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at The Old Trees, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Khlong Chao Waterfalls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Khlong Yai Kee Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Ban Ao Yai, enjoy the sand and surf at Bang Bao Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Ko Kut trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ko Mak to Ko Kut. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Kut can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ko Kut

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Khlong Chao Waterfalls ©
Khlong Chao Waterfalls
Scuba & Snorkeling
Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall ©
Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and finally stop by Ambre. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pub Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Kut to Siem Reap. January in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

1
night
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 22nd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, then view the masterpieces at Lotus Space, and finally steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh road trip planning website .

Fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
National Museum ©
National Museum

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nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip app .

Traveling by car from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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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 26th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, with highs in Hoi An at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas

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Hue, Vietnam

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hue trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Son Doong Cave. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online itinerary builder .

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, Head underground at Mua Caves, and then don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bai Dinh Pagoda.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ninh Binh trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ninh Binh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Bich Dong Pagoda ©
Bich Dong Pagoda

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Hanoi Police Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pho Linh Temple. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of TiredCity Hang Bong, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter.

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You can take a bus from Ninh Binh to Hanoi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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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 5th (Wed), head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba Island.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay day trip site .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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