7 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary
7 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary
Start: Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
— 2 nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 day
End: Cebu City, Philippines
Sun, Sep 11 - Sat, Sep 17
Bangkok, Thailand — 2 nights
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.Visit The Grand Palace and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Pho and Jim Thompson House. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the activities along Chao Phraya River, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew).
To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bangkok travel planner.
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines to Bangkok is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cagayan de Oro to Bangkok, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Bangkok is a bit warmer than Cagayan de Oro - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Siem Reap.
Siem Reap, Cambodia — 3 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.On the 14th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and then stop by Sombai Cambodian Liqueur / Workshop & Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei.
To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap online trip builder.
You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 1 day
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.Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally stop by Thuy Design House.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City road trip app.
Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Thailand travel guide
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.
Cambodia travel guide
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.
Vietnam travel guide
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.