29 days in Phuket, Siem Reap & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

29 days in Phuket, Siem Reap & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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29 days in Phuket, Siem Reap & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Mai Khao, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Karon, Thailand
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 11 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 10 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Copenhagen, Denmark

1
night
Mai Khao, Thailand

Mai Khao ©
The vast stretches of beach in Mai Khao, once a nesting area for the giant leatherback turtle, are home to various aquatic and relaxation activities.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see King Power Phuket Airport and then kick back and relax at Mai Khao Beach. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Thalang National Museum, stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), take in the dramatic scenery at Bang Pae Waterfall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mongkol Wararam, and finally kick back and relax at Naiyang Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mai Khao online day trip planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Mai Khao is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Mai Khao due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Copenhagen in juli, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Mai Khao: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Karon.

Things to do in Mai Khao

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nai Yang, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Mai Khao Beach, Thalang National Museum, Bang Pae Waterfall
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The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) ©
Mai Khao Beach ©
Mai Khao Beach
Naiyang Beach ©
Naiyang Beach

5
nights
Karon, Thailand

Karon ©
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Snake Kingdom. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Banana Beach and Freedom Beach. Explore Karon's surroundings by going to Kamala Beach (in Kamala), Phuket Trickeye Museum (in Talat Yai) and Monkey Hill (in Phuket Town). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phuket Crocodile World, make a splash at Surf House Phuket - Kata Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Karon route planning site .

You can drive from Mai Khao to Karon in 1.5 hours. In juli, daytime highs in Karon are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Karon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Kamala Beach, Banana Beach, Freedom Beach
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Monkey Hill ©
Monkey Hill
Spas
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)

11
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver and Photography Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Preah Khan and Angkor National Museum. Step out of Siem Reap with an excursion to Peung Kom Nuo in Svay Leu--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Cambodia Landmine Museum, steep yourself in history at Eastern Mebon, explore the ancient world of Bakong, and make a trip to Banteay Samre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap road trip app .

Getting from Karon to Siem Reap by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In juli, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ta Som, Peung Kom Nuo
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Angkor National Museum ©
Angkor National Museum
Cambodia Landmine Museum ©
Cambodia Landmine Museum

10
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at FITO Museum and Cao Dai Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Ba Thien Hau Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ho Chi Minh City: Vung Tau (Minh Dam Bases & Christ the King). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dong Nai Culture And Nature Reserve, and take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning tool .

Getting from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In juli in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vung Tau, Cao Dai Temple, Dong Nai Culture And Nature Reserve
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Walking tours
FITO Museum ©
FITO Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple

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