22 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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22 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Halifax, Canada
Fly + bus:  25​h
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
3
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  5​h
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Halifax, Canada

2
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Rescue Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip planning tool .

Halifax, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Halifax to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Halifax in January: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Mahathat). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, don't miss a visit to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner .

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Chiang Mai in January, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): kick back and relax at Karon Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Patong visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In January in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Koh Rok Island and then look for gifts at The Boss Collection.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta journey website .

Getting from Patong to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

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 28th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and finally delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Pub Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap day trip tool .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Siem Reap by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
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.
On the 30th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range, hunt for treasures at Central Market, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Phnom Penh tour itinerary app .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
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.
On the 1st (Sat), make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In January, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hoi An route app .

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. In February, Hoi An is a bit cooler than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:
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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas

4
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the galleries of Tired City Hang Bong, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi online route planner .

Getting from Hoi An to Hanoi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Adventure
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Tired City Hang Bong ©
Tired City Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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