25 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

25 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry to Phuket, Fly to Siem Reap
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Fly to Van Don, Bus to Honda Agent Hoang Quoc Viet, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 2 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Step out of Chiang Mai to go to Baan Pong and see Pong Horse Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and take some stellar pictures from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip itinerary builder app.

Dublin, Ireland to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Chiang Mai is much hotter than Dublin - with highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, stop by Munich Bespoke Suits, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok online road trip planner.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bangkok, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 2 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for gifts at New Era's Vienna, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and finally take some stellar pictures from Karon Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Patong Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Patong trip planning website.

You can fly from Bangkok to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand — 2 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 15th (Tue), meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary planning app.

Ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. November in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 4 nights

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.
Spend the 18th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, examine the collection at Angkor National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap journey builder website.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Siem Reap by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Phnom Penh.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 1 night

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 21st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City travel route planner.

Drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In November, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Thu), make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town and then look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hoi An online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in November, plan for slightly colder days in Hoi An, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay, Vietnam — 1 night

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 26th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay vacation maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, car, and ferry from Hoi An to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 4 nights

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.
On the 28th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, explore the wide array of goods at YNOT, and visit Old Quarter.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.
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Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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