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How to Visit Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam 2024: 10, 14 and 21-Day Itinerary Ideas

By CindyUpdated Jan. 29, 2024

How to plan your trip to Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam depends greatly on how much time you have to travel and the experiences you wish to have, but our examples can help you find the best ways to divide your time during your personalized trip.

Step into the vibrant culture of Bangkok, explore the ancient wonders of Angkor Wat, and cruise through the stunning landscapes of Ha Long Bay. Whether seeking bustling markets, ancient temples, or serene beaches, you can discover the charm, beauty, and rich history of these three captivating countries.

A customizable tour with our travel specialists can help you organize your trip according to your timeline and preferences for your perfect Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam adventure.

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10-Day Vacations to Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam

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While it's possible to visit Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam in 10 days, the timeframe is relatively short considering the diverse attractions and experiences each country offers. With an additional 2 days, you can enjoy a more leisurely journey, similar to our recommended 12-day trip.

Our careful planning for your 10 days ensures a well-paced trip that covers the essentials without feeling rushed.

Ten days is a possible to sample the highlights, as you immerse yourself in the diverse culture and breathtaking landscapes of these three countries.

Explore the bustling streets of Bangkok, savoring the vibrant markets and sampling local delicacies. Discover the awe-inspiring ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, where centuries of history unfold in intricate stone carvings. Cruise through the captivating limestone karsts of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, taking in the breathtaking natural scenery.

Where to Visit During Your Vacation

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Days 1-2: Hanoi
Days 3-4: Ha Long Bay
Days 5-6: Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)
Days 7-8: Bangkok
Days 9-10: Phuket
 

See our private and personalized Essential Tour to Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam 

14-Day Vacations to Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam

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Two weeks is a perfect chance to sample the highlights of the three countries, from history and culture to nature.

With an incredible collection of things to see and do, you can wander through bustling markets and witness the ornate beauty of Bangkok's temples. Traverse the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Experience the vibrant street life of Hanoi and cruise through the mystical karst formations of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam. Delve into the poignant history of the Vietnam War in Ho Chi Minh City and venture to the Mekong Delta to see floating markets.

Where to Visit During Your Vacation

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Days 1-3: Bangkok
Days 4-5: Chiang Mai
Days 6-7: Hanoi
Days 8-9: Ha Long Bay
Days 10-12: Ho Chi Minh City & Mekong Delta
Days 13-14: Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)

See the detailed itinerary of our 15-Day Best of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Tour.

21-Day Vacations to Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam

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21 days can provide you with the opportunity for an in-depth exploration of Southeast Asia. Beyond the must-see attractions, you can immerse yourself in authentic experiences meticulously curated by our team of experts, unveiling the true essence of each destination.

With natural wonders and cultural heritage to explore, you can find endless immersive experiences as you travel on a 21-day tour of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Bask in a food tour and the culinary majesty of Bangkok, explore the ancient wonders of Angkor Wat, and cruise through the stunning landscapes of Ha Long Bay. 

Discover the historical significance of Hoi An, explore the bustling markets of Hanoi, immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Ho Chi Minh City, and relax on the pristine beaches of Koh Samui.

Where to Visit During Your Vacation

Southeast Asia Tour Map

Days 1-3: Hanoi
Days 4-5: Ha Long Bay
Days 6-7: Hoi An
Days 8-11: Ho Chi Minh City &  Mekong Delta
Days 12-14: Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)
Days 15-16: Bangkok
Days 17-18: Chiang Mai
Days 19-21: Koh Samui

See our in-depth Southeast Asia tour for inspiration.

How Much Does a Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Trip Cost?

Southeast Asia offers great value for money. That's one of the reasons it's so popular. In Southeast Asia, a private tour is an affordable luxury.

Our private tours offer you customized options for couples and families (with our one-to-one travel consultant, you can always get in contact to make changes whenever it is convenient for you), more personal space, a more in-depth and less-touristy experience (different to group tours), and a worry-stopping contingency service (24-hour helpline and free cancellation policy).

  • A typical private tour costs around 200–250 USD per day per person (including airfares within Southeast Asia, 4-/5-star hotel, lunch, attractions, guide and transfers).
  • US$250–350 per day per person is needed for the most luxurious arrangements (all the above with 5+ star hotels).
  • 30%–50% off for each kid younger than 10 years old

Thus, for a private family trip with 2 adults and 2 kids, the average cost for a 3-week trip in Southeast Asia would be about 14,000 to 16,000 USD. International airfares are not included.

For a couple, the average cost for a 3-week trip in Southeast Asia would be about 8,500 to 10,000 USD, not including international airfares. 

Best Times to Visit Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam

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Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam enjoy similar climates because of their close proximity. November to March is the best time to visit with the most sunny and dry weather. Hotel and flight prices rise accordingly however.

One of the busiest times is around Christmas/New Year holiday when hotels and flights are easily booked up. Due to the high demand, you're suggested to prepare your tour at least 3 months in advance. Let us know your interests and requirements, and we'll take care of everything.

If you want to enjoy nice weather without being surrounded by crowds, late October or early April are particularly good times to visit (the times just before and after the peak season).

June to early October is the rainy season in most parts of Southeast Asia. It may cause some discomfort and inconvenience, but lower prices and smaller crowds are the rewards.

See more on our Best Times to visit Southeast Asia, Worst Times, Rainy Season...

Which Country to Enter First?

Flying to Vietnam or Thailand first is usually the most choice, because Cambodia has fewer options for international flights than the other two countries. But Cambodia offers easy access to/from Thailand and Vietnam, so it's good as the middle country.

Thus, the travel route usually goes Vietnam–Cambodia–Thailand or Thailand–Cambodia–Vietnam.

Going to Thailand or Vietnam first may depend on plane ticket prices, the flight situation from your city, your travel preferences, and so on.

Flights from major U.S. cities to Thailand and Vietnam require transfers. It takes least time to transfer via Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore, or Seoul.

We would work out the best itinerary to match the time of your international flights, leaving time for jet lag recovery and making sure you start your Southeast Asia trip on the right foot.

Contact us if you have any problems. We will give you the best options and suggestions according to your travel time.

How to Travel between Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam

Flying is the fastest and most convenient way to travel between Thailand (Bangkok), Cambodia (Phnom Penh or Siem Reap), and Vietnam (Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City). There are direct flights for these cities. Each journey takes about 1–1½ hours.

We would arrange all transportation within Southeast Asia for you. Your travel consultant would search the flight schedules and book the most suitable connections for you.

What Are the Visa Requirements?

Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam all have relaxed entry policies.

Vietnam requires a tourist visa if you're from the US, Canada, Australia, etc. The most convenient way is to apply for an e-visa online. This is a very simple process that just requires you to fill in some information. If you are from certain European countries like the UK, France, Italy, and Germany, you can enjoy visa-free entry.

Cambodia also requires a tourist visa, which can either be obtained online, or when you arrive at Phnom Penh or Siem Reap Airport. 

Thailand allows visa-free entry from 64 countries, including the USA, and the UK, Canada, Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Norway, etc.

If you have any questions or difficulties in applying, you can contact one of our travel consultants here for help.

Ready to Plan Your Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Trip?

Embark on a journey through the beauty of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, delving into the heart of Southeast Asia. From the vibrant streets of Bangkok to the ancient wonders of Angkor Wat and the stunning landscapes of Ha Long Bay, each country has its own unique charm waiting to be discovered during your personalized trip.

Our Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Tours provide inspiration for your perfect trip. Speak with a travel specialist by filling out a Trip Request.

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