59 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Bangkok Itinerary

59 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Bangkok Itinerary

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59 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Bangkok Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  15​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Sapa, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
3
Hue, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
6
Con Dao Islands, Vietnam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Quy Nhon, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Phan Thiet, Vietnam
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
10
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
11
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
12
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Bangkok, Thailand
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and MotoTours Asia. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Vietnam Military History Museum. On the 27th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi day trip tool .

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

5
nights
Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muong Hoa Valley and Fansipan Mountain. Get a sense of the local culture at Ta Phin Village and Giang Ta Chai Village. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Hoang Lien National Park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Love Waterfall, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Sapa Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls).

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the Sapa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

4
nights
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thuan An Beach and Cua Viet Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tomb of Minh Mang and Tomb of Tu Duc. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, identify plant and animal life at Dam Chuon Huong Quan, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hue online travel route planner .

Getting from Sapa to Hue by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Hue sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Cua Viet Beach
Highlights from your plan
Thuan An Beach ©
Thuan An Beach
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Duck Stop and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach).

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip planning website .

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach)
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

4
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.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Indochina Cycling Tour. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck and ManGii Shoes. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and take a stroll through Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Con Dao Islands.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

1
night
Con Dao Islands, Vietnam

Con Dao Islands ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Con Dao Prison, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bãi Đầm Trầu, and then brush up on your military savvy at Con Dao Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Con Dao Islands day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao Islands in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Quy Nhon.

Things to do in Con Dao Islands

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu

2
nights
Quy Nhon, Vietnam

Quy Nhon ©
Quy Nhơn is a coastal city in Bình Định Province in central Vietnam. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Quy Hoa Beach, then kick back and relax at Bai Xep Beach, and then make a trip to Thap Doi (Twin Towers). On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ky Co Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Eo Gio, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Banh It Towers (Bac Towers).

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Quy Nhon attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Con Dao Islands to Quy Nhon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Quy Nhon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Banh It Towers (Bac Towers)
Highlights from your plan
Ky Co Beach ©
Ky Co Beach
Eo Gio ©
Eo Gio
Thap Doi (Twin Towers) ©
Thap Doi (Twin Towers)

5
nights
Nha Trang, Vietnam

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and i resort. Long Son Pagoda and Colorwaves Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Nha Trang with an excursion to Bai Dai Beach in Cam Ranh--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Nui, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nha Trang sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Quy Nhon to Nha Trang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bai Dai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Bai Dai Beach ©
Bai Dai Beach

5
nights
Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Phan Thiet ©
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) and MANTA Sail Training Centre. Get in touch with nature at Hon Rom and Jibe's Beach Club. Change things up with a short trip to Ke Ga Light house in Ke Ga (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Da Ong Dia Beach, make a trip to Po Sah Inu Towers, take in the awesome beauty at Ta Cu Mountain, and tee off at Sea Links Golf & Country Club.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Phan Thiet trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Nha Trang to Phan Thiet takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ke Ga Light house
Highlights from your plan
MANTA Sail Training Centre ©
MANTA Sail Training Centre
Ke Ga Light house ©
Ke Ga Light house
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) ©
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien)

6
nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Non Nuoc Beach and An Bang Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and My Khe Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Da Nang: Hoi An (Ha Ha - Art In Everything, Cua Dai Beach, & more), Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen) and Tam Thanh Beach (in Tam Ky). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Pham Van Dong Beach, don't miss a visit to Lady Buddha, and look for gifts at M Legrand Jewelry.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Da Nang trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Phan Thiet to Da Nang in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hoi An, Tam Thanh Beach, Mỹ Sơn
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Fishing Charters & Tours

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Cambodia Landmine Museum and Angkor National Museum. Get in touch with nature at Kbal Spean and Angkor Golf Resort. Spend the 9th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, and learn about all things military at War Museum Cambodia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Da Nang to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Beng Mealea ©
Beng Mealea

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and National Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bassac Lane and Garden City Golf Club. Step out of Phnom Penh with an excursion to Udong Mountain in Udong--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, look for gifts at D.Hindley, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Phnom Penh online travel planner .

Fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Udong Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Escape the urban bustle at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute). Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Ayutthaya Historical Park, Wat Mahathat, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), wander the streets of Khao San Road, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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