Having a trip throughout Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam will take you a considerable amount of time to fully enjoy the trio’s beauty. If being confused about how long to spend your vacation, keep reading as the article can give you the answer.
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Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam feature a lot of stunning tourist spots such as Bangkok, Phuket, Siem Reap, Hanoi, Hoi An,… To thoroughly enjoy their extraordinary beauty, interesting local culture, and fascinating activities, you have to take a long trip which can last for up to 3 weeks. Depending on your demand to relax, have fun, and discover things, you can decide whether 10 days, 2 or 3 weeks is enough for you. Below are our recommendations on Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam trip itinerary.
Your trip to Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam will first start in the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. On arriving at Vietnam International Airport, you will meet the tour guide that is your company throughout the trip. Then, our taxi will take you to the hotel. After checking in, you can have the rest of the day to relax and unpack your luggage.Usually, in such a trip, the itinerary will be divided into 3 days for Vietnam, 2 days for Cambodia, and another 3 days for Thailand.
During your 3 days in Vietnam, you will have your first day to explore the beauty of the capital. Tourist spots include the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, etc. After your trip to Hanoi, you will be moved to Ho Chi Minh City. Your trip here starts from Vietnam’s turbulent past at the Museum, Reunification Palace, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and to the local Market.
Hoi An Vietnam
The Vietnam trip ends here. You will get to Siem Reap, Cambodia to continue the trip. In Siem Reap, places to visit are Angkor Wat, Angkor National Museum, and Preah Ang Check - Preah Ang Chom shrines.
Flying to Thailand, you will meet the tour guide and be taken to the hotel. Like in Vietnam, you have the rest of the day to relax and unpack your luggage. On the next day, your Thailand trip will start from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, at many different wat and temples. On the last day of your trip, you can have a day free to relax and pick your luggage for the return trip.
On the first day, you will meet your tour guide on arrival at Noi Bai International Airport and transfer to the hotel in the city center. You can have the rest of the day to relax.
On the second day, you will begin the first day of the trip with a Hanoi tour. The trip starts from the hotel for a visit to Vietnam’s first university: the Temple of Literature continues with a visit to the iconic One Pillar Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples. Nearby is the Mausoleum of the historic father figure of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, and his modest house on stilts. You can visit the picturesque West Lake and its sixth century Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda.
After a day of visiting Hanoi, you will be transferred to Halong Bay, one of the World Heritages. Upon arrival and check-in, you will then enjoy an overnight Halong Bay cruise. During the trip, you can see thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald water. Activities such as kayaking, swimming, … are also held so that you can explore more the beauty of the bay.
Overnight cruise in Halong Bay
After disembarkation for the cruise tour, you will fly to Ho Chi Minh, meet the driver at Tan Son Nhat Airport then transfer to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Your trip then starts from Cu Chi Tunnels, which is about 70km far from Ho Chi Minh City, French colonial architecture, and Vietnam’s turbulent past at the War Remnants Museum.
After a day of discovering the beauty of Ho Chi Minh City, you will travel to Ben Tre Province. The boat will then stop at a quiet village where you can have a short walk to experience real Delta village life, before boarding your 'xe look (a kind of motorized rickshaw) and traveling into the forest where you can visit fruit orchards before stopping at a riverside restaurant for a delicious and filling lunch.Your trip to Vietnam ends here. You will be transferred to the airport in Ho Chi Minh City for your flight to Siem Reap.
Trip to Mekong Delta
Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, you will be transferred directly to the hotel (the room may be ready at noon). As the gateway to Angkor Wat, Siem Reap has seen plenty of visitors over the years. During a city tour, you can visit Angkor National Museum to get to know more about the artifacts from every part of Cambodia in the past. If you are into the history and the culture of this country, this place will be your unforgettable experience. Continue to Preah Ang Check - Preah Ang Chom shrines, the secret place where local people go praying for good luck or a safe journey.
The next morning, you will visit the jungle Ta Prohm Temple, once used as a location to film the famous Hollywood film, Tomb Raider. The tour to the antique capital of Angkor Thom then starts from the South Gate. In the afternoon, you can explore Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor.
Your trip to Cambodia ends here. You will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival at Bangkok Airport, you can meet the guide and private transfer with the guide to the hotel in Bangkok.
On the next day, your trip will start from four of Bangkok’s finest temples, then to Summer Palace. During your visit to Ayutthaya Ancient Capital, you will get to all Wat in the city, respectively Wat Mahathat, Wat Mongkol Borpit, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Lokiyasutharam.
On the last day in Thailand, you will be able to enjoy your free day in Bangkok as well as prepare for your departure on the following day. Your trip to Thailand - Cambodia - Vietnam ends here. If having any question or seeking for the detailed itinerary, you can go to Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand at Glance 2 Weeks
Like a 2-week trip, your trip will start from Vietnam. You will firstly arrive at Hanoi, meet the tour guide and transfer directly to the hotel. After checking in, you might have some time to sleep to recover or wander around for some own exploration. If eager to visit spots in Hanoi, you can consider taking part in watching Water Puppet Show or walking around the Old Quarter.
On the next day, your Hanoi trip will start from Vietnam’s first university: the Temple of Literature. , One Pillar Pagoda, then Mausoleum of the historic father figure of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh. There is also a visit to the picturesque West Lake and its sixth century Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will move to Halong Bay. Upon arrival, you can join a cruise tour around the bay to see thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald water. Activities such as kayaking, swimming are also held so you can explore more the beauty of Halong Bay. On the second day in the bay, the cruise will take you to explore the most stunning caves in Halong. Then, you will be transferred back to Hanoi to take a short flight to Da Nang. On arrival at the airport, you’ll take a forty-five-minute ride to Hoi An then check-in at the hotel.
Explore cave in Halong Bay
There, you can spend a half-day exploring. The half-day excursion is simply walking. We will wander along old streets, cross several old houses; see how the daily lives of local people are, and witness how historical elements of the town merging with modernity.
On the next day, our transportation will transfer you to Da Nang airport to take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. After about 1.5 hours of flight time, you will reach Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, at which our driver is waiting to bring you to hotels in the city center. Check-in hotel and free to explore the city on your own (or simply having a nap).
In Ho Chi Minh City, you will have a chance to visit Vietnam’s turbulent past at the Museum, Reunification Palace, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and the local Market. After a day of visiting Ho Chi Minh City, you will be offered a Mekong delta tour, to enjoy the fresh air and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the countryside, still untouched by tourism. Board on the boat and experience the diversity of the Mekong waterways first hand as you explore fish farms and exotic fruit farms. You will then be transferred to Can Tho for staying overnight at a hotel there.
Early wake up with a “should not be missed” floating market in Can Tho. Travel along the Mekong and the natural network of canals by motorboat and sampan under the shadows of water coconut trees. Northwest of Can Tho meanwhile, and a stone’s throw from the Cambodian border, is the ebullient town of Chau Doc, south of which Sam Mountain provides a welcome undulation in the surrounding plains. The opening of the border here has brought a steady stream of travelers going on to Phnom Penh by boat.
Have breakfast at the hotel, head to the boat station, take a speed boat to Phnom Penh. Transfer to hotel for checking in. Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to visit Independence Monument Continue the city tour to the Royal Palace compound, Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), National Museum, and Wat Phnom.
Phnom Penh Cambodia
Then we transfer directly to Mekong Bus station for departure to Siem Reap (6-hour drive). The bus will stop at Arunras Restaurant for the restroom and where you can find your own meals or snack before continuing to the final destination. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, meet your guide at Borei Seang Nam station and transfer to check-in at the hotel for refreshment. Siem Reap is worth exploring with day and night markets, Khmer massage and spa treatments, a variety of great cafes and restaurants, and even fish massage! Relax as you prepare for your much-anticipated visit to Angkor tomorrow.
The next morning, you can visit jungle Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor Thom.In the Afternoon, your trip will move on to Angkor Wat, the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. The last day in Cambodia is free for you to pursue your interests. Perhaps hit the markets for some delicious street food, and indulge in a traditional Khmer massage, or get one final insight into the heart of Cambodia with a cooking class.
Discover Angkor Wat
You will transfer to Siem Reap International airport for a flight to Chiang Mai. Guide and driver will pick you up at the airport when arriving and take you to the hotel in Chiang Mai. You will come to visit Akha Ban Huay Pong and Lisu Ban Don Loong in the early morning. Then, head onward to a nearby village of Ban Pha Nok Kok. Free day in Chiang Mai and take a flight to Bangkok. The driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for check-in.
A visit to the Royal Grand Palace, Wat Phra Keo, the Golden Chedi, and the Eight Coloured Towers. Wat Pho is also regarded as the first center of public education and is sometimes called ‘Thailand’s first university.
Temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand
You can also experience an afternoon trip along the bustling Chao Phya River and the quiet Klongs (canals) in a long tail boat enjoy scenes of life by the water. Finally, a visit to the Flower and vegetable market will round off this day. The Bangkok day trip will end at the Golden Mountain. Photography is permitted in the Royal Palace Grounds and in the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple, but not inside the buildings.
We will then start the trip with visit the Summer Palace, the Royal Palace at Bang Pa, continue the trip to Ayutthaya Ancient Capital. In the afternoon we will visit all Wat in Ayutthaya including Wat Mahathat, Wat Mongkol Borpit, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, and Wat Lokiyasutharam.
On your last day, you can enjoy your free day in Bangkok and prepare for your due flight. Your 3-week trip to Thailand - Cambodia - Vietnam ends here. If you have any question or are seeking more detailed information, you can go to Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand 3 Weeks
Above are our recommendations for how long to spend visiting Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. In fact, 10 days, 2 weeks, or 3 weeks is all enough for you to explore the beauty of the three as long as you follow a good itinerary. You can refer to our suggested itineraries to make your own. If you are strangers to making plans, you can book one of our available tours to have a great experience during your vacation. For booking Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam tours, you can contact ú through our website. We are always here to serve you. Wish you have an unforgettable trip.
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