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Thailand Cambodia Vietnam Itinerary: 7 to 27 Days Tour Ideas

When planning a Southeast Asian trip, it is a good idea to combine Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. These regions are ideal for family vacations, milestone anniversaries, and first visits to Southeast Asia. And in a 7 to 27-day Itinerary, you can discover the many facets of these diverse and fascinating regions!

Here are some recommended itinerary ideas for a 7- to 27-day Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam combined tour:
1. Taste of Three Capitals: 7-Day Itinerary
2. Extended Explorations: 2-Week Itinerary
3. Going Beyond: 24-Day Itinerary
4. Comprehensive Journey: 27-Day Itinerary

So, ready to explore the details of these itineraries?

Taste of Three Capitals: 7-Day Itinerary

If you have one week to explore Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, don't worry! You can still experience some of their attractions and lively cities. Here is a suggested Itinerary, for a 7 day trip.

Vietnam (Days 1-2)
Begin in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city. Here, you can discover iconic spots like the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature, and the Ethnology Museum. You can also take a day trip to the nearby Ninh Binh province, where you can admire the scenic karst formations, the ancient temples, and the rural villages.

Cambodia (Days 3-4)
Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia’s capital, and gateway to the ancient marvels of Angkor. Here, you can discover the beauty of Angkor Wat and learn about Khmer Empire history. You also can experience Siem Reap nightlife and don't miss a traditional Apsara dance or a visit to Tonle Sap's floating village!

Thailand (Days 5-7)
Jet off to Bangkok, Thailand's cultural hub and capital city. Here you can explore its magnificent temples like the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. You also can get a taste of the city's modern essence and enjoy Thai delicacies. And a boat ride along the Chao Phraya River can be a pleasant way to unwind!

Of course, this is just a sample itinerary, and you can customize it according to your interests and needs. However, keep in mind that 7 days is a very short time to cover three countries and you might feel rushed and tired. If you have more time, we suggest that you spend at least 2 weeks to have a more relaxed and in-depth tour of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Extended Explorations: 2-Week Itinerary

If you want to experience the best of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam in a short time, the most recommended Itinerary is to travel for two weeks. This Itinerary will allow you to explore the cultural, historical, and natural highlights of these three countries, as well as enjoy some relaxation and fun.

Here is the suggested 2-week itinerary that covers Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.

Vietnam (Days 1-5)
Hanoi city discovery with a relaxing Halong bay cruise.
● Day 1-3: You will start your tour in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital and cultural hub. You will see the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature, and the Ethnology Museum. You will then drive to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a natural wonder. Here you will cruise through the limestone islands and islets and enjoy various activities. You will spend the night on the cruise ship.
● Day 4-5: The next day, you will fly to Saigon, Vietnam’s largest and most modern city. You will explore its history, culture, and sites, such as the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Ben Thanh Market.

Cambodia (Days 6-8)
On the sixth day, you’ll take a 90 minute flight to Siem Reap, the capital of Cambodia, and check in to your hotel.
● You will have three full days to discover the beauty and mystery of Angkor Wat and other temples, such as Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm, and more.
● You will also experience the vibrant nightlife of Siem Reap, and don’t miss a traditional Apsara dance or a visit to Tonle Sap’s floating village. You will also explore some of the local villages and learn about their way of life, such as the Chong Kneas, the Kampong Phluk, and the Kampong Khleang.

Thailand (Days 9-14)
You will end your tour in Thailand, where you can relax in Phuket and explore Bangkok.
● Day 9-11: You will fly from Siem Reap to Phuket, the largest and most popular island in the country. You will have three full days to enjoy the white sandy beaches, the turquoise water, and the tropical sunshine. You can also join some optional activities, such as snorkeling, diving, island hopping, or spa treatments.
● Day 12-14: You will then fly to Bangkok, the capital and cultural hub of Thailand. You will visit some of the most magnificent temples and landmarks, such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and more. You will then be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. You will say goodbye to your guide and driver and end your amazing tour of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.

Going Beyond: 24-Day Itinerary

If you have more time and want to experience a more comprehensive and detailed exploration of the three countries, you can follow this 24-day Itinerary that covers a wide range of destinations and activities.

Thailand (Days 1-8)
Explore Bangkok, Chiang Rai, and Chiang Mai.
● In Bangkok you can explore the temples, palaces, markets, and street food.
● Chiang Rai is a city in the north of Thailand where you can see the White Temple, the Blue Temple, the Black House, and the Golden Triangle.
● Chiang Mai is another northern city where you can visit the Doi Suthep Temple, the Elephant Nature Park, the Night Bazaar, and the Old City.

Vietnam (Days 9-18)
Cover Hanoi, Halong Bay, Saigon, and the Mekong Delta.
● You can experience the charm and history of Hanoi, the capital and cultural heart of Vietnam.
● Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can cruise among the thousands of limestone islands and caves.
● Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City is the largest and most modern city in Vietnam, where you can see colonial and war-related landmarks. The Mekong Delta is a region in the south of Vietnam, where you can explore rural life and the floating markets.

Cambodia (Days 19-24)
Experience Siem Reap, Tonle Sap Lake, Sihanoukville, and Phnom Penh.
● Siem Reap is the gateway to the ancient temples of Angkor.
● Tonle Sap Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, where you can visit the floating villages and learn about the local culture.
● Sihanoukville is a coastal city in Cambodia, where you can enjoy the beaches, the islands, and the nightlife.
● Phnom Penh is the capital and the most populous city of Cambodia, where you can see the royal and historical attractions, as well as the tragic sites of the Khmer Rouge regime.

Comprehensive Journey: 27-Day Itinerary

If you have a lot of time and want to explore Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam in more depth, we recommend that you travel for 27 days. This way, you can visit more places, enjoy more activities, and have a more immersive experience of the local culture and lifestyle.

One of the possible 27-day Itineraries is the following:

Vietnam (Days 1-9)
Explore Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, and Saigon.
● Hanoi is Vietnam's capital and cultural center, where you can experience the city's charm and history.
● Sapa is a mountainous town in the north of Vietnam, where you can trek among the rice terraces and the ethnic minority villages.
● Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can cruise among the thousands of limestone islands and caves.
● Hue is a former imperial city in central Vietnam, where you can see the Citadel, the Tombs of the Emperors, and the Thien Mu Pagoda.
● Hoi An is a historic town in central Vietnam, where you can admire the Japanese Bridge, the Old Houses, and the Lanterns.
● Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is the largest and most modern city in Vietnam. It has many landmarks associated with colonialism and war.

Cambodia (Days 10-18)
Visit Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, and Siem Reap.
● Phnom Penh is the capital and the most populous city of Cambodia, where you can see the royal and historical attractions, as well as the tragic sites of the Khmer Rouge regime.
● Sihanoukville is a coastal city in Cambodia, where you can enjoy the beaches, the islands, and the nightlife.
● Siem Reap is the gateway to the ancient temples of Angkor, the world's largest and most impressive religious complex. You can also visit the nearby floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake, and learn about the local culture.

Thailand (Days 19-27)
Discover Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and Ko Samui.
● You can explore temples, palaces, markets, and street food in Bangkok, the capital and most dynamic city of Thailand.
● Chiang Rai is a city in the north of Thailand, where you can see the White Temple, the Blue Temple, the Black House, and the Golden Triangle.
● Chiang Mai is another northern city, where you can visit the Doi Suthep Temple, the Elephant Nature Park, the Night Bazaar, and the Old City.
● Ko Samui is an island in the Gulf of Thailand, where you can relax on the Chaweng Beach, the Lamai Beach, and the Bophut Beach. You can also visit the Big Buddha, the Na Muang Waterfall, and the Ang Thong Marine Park.

The Best Time to Visit Thailand Cambodia Vietnam Together

The best time to visit Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam together is from November to April, which is the dry season in this region.

Here are some reasons why this is the best time to visit:
● The weather is comfortable and dry. You can avoid the rain, humidity, and floods from May to October, and the heat and sun in April and May.
● The scenery is diverse and beautiful. You can see the green fields in Vietnam, the golden temples in Cambodia, and the blue beaches in Thailand. You can also enjoy the flowers in the mountains and the festivals in the cities and villages.
● The activities are fun and varied. You can explore the ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the wonders of Halong Bay in Vietnam, and the attractions of Bangkok in Thailand. You can also taste the cuisine, culture, and people of each country.

Besides November to April, the Shoulder Season can also be a good time to visit Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, especially if you are looking for a more budget-friendly and less crowded experience.

The Shoulder Season is from May to June and from September to October. During this time, you can still enjoy the warm weather and the lush scenery, but with lower prices and fewer tourists! You can also witness some of the local festivals and events, such as the Rocket Festival in Thailand, the Royal Ploughing Ceremony in Cambodia, and the Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam.

Conclusion

Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam form a wonderful trip for an unforgettable Southeast Asian escapade! Whether exploring for 7, 14, 24, or even 27 days, each itinerary unfolds diverse cultural treasures and stunning landscapes. And for an expertly crafted exploration through these fascinating lands, at IndochinaTour.com, we offer well-planned itineraries that highlight the beauty of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Contact us today for more information!

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