2-Week Itineraries in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for Families, Couples, and First-Timers (2023)

As neighbors, Thailand, Cambodia,and Vietnam are a popular combo for Southeast Asia trips. Comprising the epitome of Southeast Asia, they are the top choice for family trips,anniversary milestones, andfirst visits.

Read on for 2-week itinerary suggestions for first-timers, families, and couplesto make the most fulfilling use of 14 days in SE Asia.

Content Overview

  • Where to Go in Your 2 Weeks in Thailand, Cambodia,and Vietnam
  • Best for First-Timers
  • Best for Families
  • Best for Couples
  • How Much Does a 2-Week Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Tour Cost?
  • How to Travel Between Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam?

Where to Go in Thailand, Cambodia,and Vietnam

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2 weeks is a good amount of timefor first-timers to discover theiconic highlightsof these three countries. Foracomfortable tour pace, we recommend that you spend 6–7 days in Thailand, 3 days in Cambodia,and 4–6 days in Vietnam.

In Thailand, Bangkok and Chiang Mai are two must-go cities. Two popular islandsto considerare Phuket with kid-friendly water activities and Koh Samui for more romantic and high-end experiences.

In Vietnam, HanoiandHa Long Bay top thebucket list during most first visits. If time permits, you are suggested to visit Hoi An (for the ancient town), and Ho Chi Minh City (for war sites andthe Mekong Delta).

In Cambodia, Siem Reap is not to be missed for its wonderful Angkor Wattemple complex.Phnom Penh, thecapital, could be an excursion for a longer stay.

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From the moment I landed in Bangkok, Ms Noi Ying was there to welcome me and get me settled into my hotel. We enjoyed several days together touring Bangkok and Kanchanaburi. In Chiang Mai, Mr Ekachai took my son snd I on an amazing trip to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and to visit a community Lanna home, gardens and a hands-on cooking class preparing an authentic Thai meal. Lisa arranged a last-minute speedboat tour of 5 breathtaking islands in Phuket. From start to finish, the guides exceeded my expectations!! Thank you, Asia Highlight!! Debbie Woods


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Sharon from Asia highlights has been amazing. She offered her amazing ideas to other tours I wanted. We have planned the perfect 9 day itinerary to Thailand. She worked in my budget and was very flexible when I had to change my flights. Thank you sharon. Can’t wait for the trip.


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Ms. Albee Ning has been doing a great job accommodating my requests and itinerary changes. Remember the first itinerary is a rough draft and you may modify it to suit your tastes. Remember you can not do it all and see everything in 3 weeks. If the flight wasn't so long I would visit Southeast Asia more often. I will update my review in a few months. We don't leave for 9 more months. Asia Highlights is working well for me so far!


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Perfect Trip To Thailand…

We had so much fun in Bangkok with Tanni and Tom as they kept laughing at all of our silly jokes. Paul, our guide and Chiang Mai was really thoughtful, fun and full of great information about the temples and sights. Thanks so much! Brian and Michelle


Scott Orchard, Mar 2023

I highly recommend Asia Highlights

I highly recommend Asia Highlights. I worked with Alisa and she is fantastic! I was planning my honeymoon trip, and I changed the destination multiple times. Each time, Alisa provided me an updated itinerary with activities that matched my interests. Whether I had a small change to an activity, a question about one of the arrangements, or a change or destination, Alisa was helpful, thoughtful, and knowledgeable, providing me with updated options in an extremely timely manner. In the end, despite the fact that I changed my mind on location multiple times, I ended up booking a 17 day trip to Thailand for this upcoming November. I am extremely excited to experience everything that Alisa planned for us. I recommend Asia Highlights to everyone and look forward to using them again on any other trips to Asia in the future. Thank you Alisa and Asia Highlights!


Britt Rosen, Mar 2023

Three weeks encompassing Vietnam

A special shoutout to our last guide in Bangkok - Ms. Ka-Noon who spoiled us with her kindness and then got us through check in and security for our flight home in record time at that huge Bangkok airport.


Deby, Feb 2023

Over the last 5 years we've used Asia…

Over the last 5 years we've used Asia highlights twice. And both times we've had fantastic vacations. Would not want to do it any different when we travel to Asia from now on. Sharon was fantastic. She was a wonderful agent who helped us nail down our trip and make everything go as smooth as possible.


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Family Trip to Thailand

Our trip to Thailand comprised three generations of the family , ten people and an age range of 4 to 70 so a potentially difficult brief.Our itinerary over two weeks involved four locations, and a number of different trips and tours.From out arrival at an extremely busy Bangkok airport Asia Highlights were terrific.In each location we were met by a smiling , knowledgeable and professional guide who simply made everything easy and stress free for everyone.Our transportation was clean and comfortable . Transport was always ready for us at the agreed time and the drivers were excellent.There were so many highlights enjoyed by all the age groups. The floating houses , railway market and elephant sanctuary were particular favourites.We had one minor glitch with the accommodation in Phuket which was immediately dealt with by Tip. I think we would have struggled to resolve the problem by ourselves.So, thank you Asia Highlights , Cathy, Tip and tour guides Tanny, Sam and Lisa. It was a memorable holiday and we will be back.


Roger Pyle, Feb 2023

Trip of a lifetime from Asia Highlights!

I recommend highly Asia Highlights as a travel company. Our travel consultant Albee took the time to connect with us during the planning process to make sure we were comfortable with our itinerary. When we arrived, we were met by our guide and all the details were attended to. They picked great hotels and tours. I often describe our trip as the trip of a lifetime! Would definitely use them again when we come back to Asia


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Asia Highlights and Albee - highly recommended

Asia Highlights is very reliable agency and Albee is an amazing representative of the company. From the moment when we contacted her until our departure, the whole support we received was 6* level. She prepared our trip offer within few hours and afterwards she was extremely flexible to adjust as per our needs. In the period between the offer and the trip, Albee was always available for all our questions and supported us on the best possible way. During the trip she was again flexible to add new activities/transfers and this went on the smoothest possible way. Thank you, Albee and Asia Highlights. Definitely we will approach you again for our next Asian trip


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Trent, Jan 2023

We had an awesome experience with Asia Highlights

We started our trip in Bangkok, where Mr. Prassert our tour guide, met us. He was on time and the van was clean and well-maintained. Mr. Prassert was our guide for the 4 days we spent in Bangkok. He was helpful, kind, and willing to accommodate our pee and coffee breaks. The driver was safe and punctual.Next, we went to Chiang Mai.Gemma exceeded every expectation we had for our tour of Chiang Mai! She had a great attitude that made exploring the city fun and exciting, as well as an abundance of knowledge and experience. She was always spot on with figuring out logistics and coming up with unique ideas that suited our interests and schedules. Gemma was incredibly generous with her time and even walked us to security at the airport to make sure we could carry all of our luggage. That’s just one example of how far out of her way she went to make our trip easier and more enjoyable. Gemma was sincerely interested in making every minute of our trip count. We’re very grateful to have met her and feel like we have found a friend in Gemma! Our driver in Chiang Mai was also great and very accommodating to our changes in schedules.


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It is the attention to detail and what we specifically wanted to see that made the reservation experience so exciting.


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2-WeekFirst-Timers’Thailand–Cambodia–Vietnam Itinerary

For first-timers, we suggest focusingon the top highlights, such astheGrand Palace, Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, Angkor Wat, the Mekong Delta, and HaLong Bay.

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You could consider the following hand-picked first-timers’-favoritesitinerary:

  • Days 1–2: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Days 3–5: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Days 6-8: Hanoi and Ha LongBay cruise, Vietnam
  • Day9: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day10: Mekong Delta, Vietnam
  • Days 11–13: Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Day14: Departure

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Days 1–2:Bangkok

In Bangkok, 2 days areagood allocation to deal with jet lag and explore the city highlights.

Bangkok’s majestic Grand Palace, Wat Arun, and Wat Pho are windows into Bangkok’s history. Food hunting and long-tail boatingare also not to be missed in Bangkok, as they make good activities to engage with your kids/partner.

Days 3–5:Chiang Mai

2-Week Itineraries in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for Families, Couples, and First-Timers (11) Swarms of sky lanterns flying into the night's sky

When traveling to Chiang Mai, flights of under 1½hours are more comfortable than 10-hour trains or private road transfers.

A Chiang Mai trip is not completewithout a foodie tour, the flower market,and Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Usually, we’d suggest you have a city sightseeing day, visit an elephant sanctuary for a day,and enjoy some free timebefore an onward flight.

If you’re travelling in November, the Yi Pengand Loy Krathong lantern festivals in Chiang Mai offerthe perfect backdrop for romantic milestone trips.

Days 6–8:Hanoi andHa LongBay

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Generally speaking, a classic north Vietnam trip always includes a Hanoi city tour and a 2-day overnight Ha LongBay cruise. In Hanoi, the Old Quarter and water puppet show are bestto see, especially for kids.

For iconic Ha LongBay, 2 days is more advisable to escape the big-tour-groupday-tripcrowdson both ships and islands. With an overnight stay, you could enjoy water activitieslike swimming and kayaking, cave exploring,or floating village visits with your family or your beloved at a leisurelypace.

For a more private experience, contact us for a private houseboat forjust yourfamilyor partner.

Days9–10: Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta

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To have a taste of Ho Chi Minh City’s (even Vietnam’s) defining moments, a day trip including the Cu Chi Tunnels and War Remnants Museum is essential.

Aday trip to the Mekong Delta would bring you closerto Vietnam’s most-idyllic rustic life and scenery, especiallywhen meeting local farmers and seeingtheirfloating market.If time permits, stay a night to catch the sunrise over the early-morning floating market or even take a week-long Mekong River cruise to Cambodia.

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Days 11–13: Siem Reap, Cambodia

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3 days in Siem Reap is required to appreciate the beauty of splendid Angkor Wat and visit a floating village on Tonle Sap Lake.

Our exclusive ox cart ride in the countryside and sunset cocktail on Tonle Sap Lake would add memorable moments to your trip.

This 14-day itinerary doesn’t have any beach activities. If you would like some beach time, we could work in 3–5 days on Phuket or Koh Samuiin Thailand. Please feel free to contact us to tailor a private itinerary for you. Check out our customizable19-day itinerary.

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2-Week Itinerary in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for Families

Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam are good destinations for familiesof all ages, no matter whether you’re celebrating a significant birthday or kids’ graduations, etc.

This 14-dayfamily tripitinerary hasa relaxing tour pace and yet is packed with kid-friendly activities, especially the beach time in Phuket.

The outline and highlights below are for yourinspiration:

  • Days 1–4:Hanoi and Ha LongBay, Vietnam
  • Days 5–7:Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Days 8–9:Bangkok, Thailand
  • Days 10–11:Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Days 12–13:Phuket, Thailand
  • Day14: Departure

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In Vietnam, food hunting in the Old Quarterand a water puppet show have made kids most excitedabout being in Hanoi. The 2-day Ha LongBay cruise would giveyour family a relaxing timetogether. The cooking class on board, kayaking,and hidden cave exploration are great for family bonding.

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In Cambodia, Angkor Wat is a must for something educationalbut alsomysteriously beautiful. Taking an ox cart out onto the country roads would allowyour children to discover exotic rustic life in a unique way.

In Thailand, you and your kids could walk, hug, bathe,and feed the elephants when visiting an elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai! Then,refresh yourselves on stunning beaches in Phuket before returning home!

This itinerary could be tailor-made as per your schedule, interests,and budget. You could shorten this itinerary to 12 days (see oursuggested 12-day itinerary)...

During the Christmas and New Year holidays, you could choose a 14-day budget-friendly mini-group tour (4–6 people)to lower the price in this peak season.

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2-Week Itinerary in Thailand, Cambodia,and Vietnam for Couples

For couples, we are experienced incustomizingexclusive romantic moments, whetheryou want a private Ha LongBay cruise, a sunset balloon ride over Angkor Wat, orhigh-end resorts in Koh Samui with private couple massages...

See the following itineraryoutline and description of just some of its romantic opportunities:

  • Days 1–4:Hanoi andHa LongBay, Vietnam
  • Days 5–6:Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Days 7–9:Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Days 10–11:Bangkok, Thailand
  • Days 12–13:Koh Samui, Thailand
  • Day14: Departure

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In Vietnam, you are recommended to go to Ha LongBay, take an overnight cruise, and watch the charming sunset and sunrise with your loved one.

You would probablyalso enjoy goingto laid-back Hoi An Ancient Town, strollingaround,having a riverfront sunset dinner, and releasing floating lanterns for making wishes the Vietnamese way at night.


In Siem Reap, a sunset balloon ride over Angkor Wat and a sunset cocktail near Tonle Sap Lake would help you to create a life-long memory.

In Thailand, what could be better than some free days in Koh Samui? Away from the chaotic beaches, partake in fine dining, quality couple massages,and luxury resorts with swim-up pool rooms, whichare ideal for romantic trips.

If you come in November, add 2–3 days in Chiang Mai for the annual Yi Peng Sky LanternFestival (one of the world’s best mass lantern releases). This world-class visual feast will definitely bring color to your romantic trip.

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How Much Does a 2-Week Thailand, Cambodia,and Vietnam TourCost?

Southeast Asia offers great value for money. A private tour in Southeast Asia is actually an affordable luxury, which would add exclusivity and convenience to your trip.

For a 2-Week Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam private tour, you would usually need to payaround US$200–250 per day per person (including airfareswithin Southeast Asia, 4-/5-star hotels, lunches, attractions, guides,and transfers).Kids below 10 would get around 30% to 50% discounts.

So,beyond the international flightsfrom/to your country, a 2-week private trip would costyou about US$9,500–12,000 for a family trip with 2 adults and 2 kids. For a couple only, the cost would be around US$5,600–7,000.

Start planning your tailor-made tour now. Your 1:1 travel consultant will reply within 1 working day.

How to Travel Between Thailand, Cambodia,and Vietnam?

For more international flight choices, you’re suggested to land in Thailand and depart from Vietnam, or vice versa.

Oncein Southeast Asia, you cantravel between countries conveniently as they border each other. Flights are undoubtedly the most time-saving choice, althoughyou could havearelaxing and romantic experienceby taking a Mekong River cruise between Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Are you feelinglikeit’s a lot to organize on your own? Just let us know your (rough) travel dates and interests, and our expert would be happy to personalize a private tour for your considerationwithin 24 hours!

Holidaying in SEAsiawith Asia Highlights

At Asia Highlights, we'll do all the itinerary tailoring and expert arranging to make the best trip for you. Contact us to begin an inquiry with your initial questions.

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How long do you need to travel Thailand Cambodia and Vietnam? ›

In three weeks you can dip your toe into each of the four Indochina countries (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam), travelling from Bangkok to Vientiane and Luang Prabang, on to Angkor Wat and the Mekong River, before exploring Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An and Hanoi.

How many days do you need for Vietnam and Cambodia? ›

14 Days – Discover Vietnam and Cambodia in-depth

Activities: city tour, bay cruise, heritage visiting, boat trip… This 14-day itinerary gives you a more comprehensive experience in Vietnam and Cambodia. This tour is just perfect for family vacation, honeymoon vacation and culture explorers.

What is the best month to visit Thailand Cambodia and Vietnam? ›

Oct-Nov and May-June are the best times to visit Cambodia and Vietnam as you'll find fewer crowds, less humidity and drier conditions throughout the region.

Can I do Vietnam and Cambodia together? ›

By traveling along the Mekong, you can easily manage Cambodia and Vietnam in a single trip, where you remove the need for internal flights, opting instead to experience the two countries' landscapes and cultures guided by the ebb and flow of the river.

Is it easy to travel between Thailand and Cambodia? ›

By far the most convenient way to travel between Cambodia and Thailand is by air. Bangkok has direct flights to Phnom Penh (Cambodia's capital) and Siem Reap (most famous tourist city). Both journeys take just over an hour. You can also travel by land between Bangkok and Siem Reap.

Is 2 weeks enough for Vietnam and Cambodia? ›

A Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary in 2 weeks takes you to see unforgettable history, indigenous culture, compelling cities and divine natural beauties. Even though, a 14-day itinerary is suitable for those who don't have the luxury of 1 month long, it's certainly not quite enough to discover the two countries in-depth.

How much money do I need for 2 weeks in Vietnam? ›

It depends on what kind of travelling you like to do; you will spend from just 600,000VND (~30 USD) for local style to over 1,400,000VND (~70USD) for luxury travel for 2 of you. It means that you should take 8,400,000VND (~420USD) to 19,600,000VND (~980USD) for spending during 2 weeks in Vietnam for food and drinks.

How much money do I need for 1 weeks in Vietnam? ›

Luxury budget (for 1 person)Medium Budget (for 1 person)
Total (for 1 day)approximately $310 and upapproximately $95 and up
Total (for 1 week)approximately $2100 and up (including going on tour everyday and one souvenir item)approximately $630 and up (including going on tour everyday and one souvenir item)
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How much does it cost to travel Cambodia and Vietnam? ›

Cambodia Packages
Cambodia PackagesDay/NightPrice
South Vietnam & Cambodia Package8 Days/7 Nights₹99,968
Splendid Cambodia Holiday Package6 Days/5 Nights₹73,403
Best of Cambodia & Vietnam (Land Only) Package7 Days/6 Nights₹12,924
Family Special - Splendid Vietnam and Cambodia Package8 Days/7 Nights₹46,675

What are the best and worst months to visit Thailand? ›

The best time to visit Thailand is between November and March when the weather is cool and dry. However, it is also prime tourist season, and hotel and flight prices reflect the surge. Thailand experiences very hot weather between April and June. The rainy season in Thailand occurs between June and October.

What are the best and worst months to visit Vietnam? ›

The best time to visit Vietnam is between November and April. The weather in Vietnam can be split by region. In Hanoi & the north, May to October is hot and humid with high rainfall; November to April is cooler and dry. In the far north, December & January can be particularly cold.

Is it better to go to Thailand or Cambodia? ›

Cambodia vs Thailand – Transportation

Travelling in Thailand is undoubtedly a more comfortable affair than in Cambodia. But if you're up for adventure and want to travel like the locals do, Cambodia is a better choice.

Which is more beautiful Cambodia or Vietnam? ›

You should choose Vietnam if you prefer more diverse experiences such as natural wonders (Halong Bay), colonial history, ancient towns (Hoi An), city life (Ho Chi Minh), floating markets (Mekong Delta), and more.

Is it cheaper to go to Vietnam or Cambodia? ›

When comparing food in Vietnam vs. Cambodia they are not just different in cuisine, but also in price. Meal and restaurant costs in Vietnam ($15) are often cheaper than Cambodia ($16). Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Is it safe to travel to Thailand Cambodia and Vietnam? ›

A combination of avoiding unnecessary contact, good personal hygiene and close attention to guidelines have helped Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand minimise the spread of the virus, and we can't wait to visit once travel opens up again!

How many days are sufficient to visit Cambodia? ›

Two weeks is the ideal amount of time to spend in Cambodia, a small but dense country. Aim to visit and experience most must-see sights, plus add time in one of Cambodia's national parks and at a white-sand beach.

Is there a train from Cambodia to Vietnam? ›

To travel from Cambodia to Vietnam, you have to take a bus. There is no passenger train connection between these two countries. There are daily direct bus connections from Siem Reap (Cambodia) to Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) with a journey time of 9 hours and a ticket fare from 25 EUR.

Can you get a train from Bangkok to Cambodia? ›

Trains from Bangkok to Phnom Penh. You can currently travel by train from Bangkok to Phnom Penh, however, it's a slow journey and you need to take two trains: one from Bangkok to Aranayprathet near the Cambodia border; and then another from Poipet Railway Station, which just over the border, onto Phnom Penh.

How much money do I need for 7 days in Vietnam? ›

For a more comfortable backpacker experience in Vietnam, it's best to budget around $50 per day. This way, you'll have more money to spend on things like food, drinks, activities and hotel rooms. For a comfortable mid-range experience in Vietnam, it's best to budget $60 to $100 per day for your entire costs.

How many days is ideal in Vietnam? ›

Travelers with limited time can rejoice that Vietnam is small enough to experience the highlights in just a few days. That said, the ideal timeframe is about 10 days, as it takes at least this long to immerse yourself in Vietnam's rich culture.

How do you get around Vietnam and Cambodia? ›

First, you need to take a ferry from Phu Quoc to Ha Tien, then a bus from Ha Tien to Chau Doc. Then you can take the boat up the Mekong from Chau Doc right into the riverfront at Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Vietnam Cambodia border crossing between Vietnam and Cambodia is undertaken on the river trip and is very simple.

Should I bring USD to Vietnam? ›

Due to the historical involvement of the United States in Vietnam and the country's dependence on tourism, it is fair to ask, “Will my US dollars work in Vietnam?” In short, the answer is yes. In the major cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, US dollars are widely accepted.

Do you tip in Vietnam? ›

Tipping isn't mandatory or customary in Vietnam, but it is always appreciated. If you're happy with the services provided by waiters, drivers and other service workers, leaving a small tip is a good way to show your appreciation.

How much is a massage in Vietnam? ›

Body massage price

Bring nutrients and oxygen to cells and remove toxins from the body. The price range for a full body massage in Hanoi can be between $20(VND500,000) to as high as $80 (VND1,850,000).

How much cash should you carry in Vietnam? ›

Lawfully and legally speaking, under the provisions of Article 2 of Circular 15/2011/TT-NHNN: If you bring over $5,000 US Dollars, other foreign currencies of the same value (or 15,000,000 Vietnamese Dong, you're going to have to declare it at customs when you get here.

Which country is cheaper Thailand or Vietnam? ›

While Thailand is still affordable, it tends to be slightly more expensive than Vietnam, with higher prices for accommodation, food, and transportation.

How much cash should I take over to Vietnam for 10 days? ›

For a more comfortable backpacker experience in Vietnam, it's best to budget around $50 per day. This way, you'll have more money to spend on things like food, drinks, activities and hotel rooms. For a comfortable mid-range experience in Vietnam, it's best to budget $60 to $100 per day for your entire costs.

Should I go to Vietnam or Cambodia? ›

All in all, Vietnam and Cambodia are two incredible countries worthy of visiting during your lifetime. If you fancy relaxing on the beach before visiting some of the world's most important cultural and religious sites, we'd recommend a trip to Cambodia.

Is Thailand or Cambodia cheaper? ›

By figuring out which country is more expensive, you'll understand where you'll get more bang for your buck. A week in Cambodia can cost you about $433 (per person), while a week in Thailand may cost you around $841. These differences become even more noticable if you plan to spend a longer time in the country.

How far apart are Vietnam and Cambodia? ›

↔️ Kilometers: 392.39 km. / Miles: 243.82 miles. / Nautical Miles: 211.73 NM. ✈️ Estimated flight time: 0.43 hours. (With average airplane speed of 567mph).

What month should I avoid Thailand? ›

The months from April to May are the hottest in the country, and if you cannot handle extreme heat, a holiday here is best avoided. July onwards starts the monsoon, and the next three months are the wettest and the least appealing ones to head to Thailand.

Where should I go for my first time in Thailand? ›

2 weeks in Thailand: Itinerary for first-time visitors
  • Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai.
  • Ang Thong National Marine Park, near Ko Samui.
  • A longtail boat on the Chao Phraya River near Wat Arun, Bangkok.
  • Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai province.
  • Railay Beach, Krabi.
  • Street food in Bangkok's Chinatown district. ...
  • Nai Yang Beach, Phuket.

How far in advance should I book a trip to Thailand? ›

You can book your Thailand tour at any time and generally the earlier you book, the better. Booking early (3 months or more recommended, 6 months in advance for peak season dates) is especially important for travelers visiting during the height of the high season to ensure that first choice hotels are still available.

What months to avoid in Vietnam? ›

Avoid visiting North Vietnam during the months from May till August as it receives heavy rainfall for a span of 7-8 days. Similarly, avoid travelling to South Vietnam between May and mid-November as the rainfall in Southern Vietnam is more than in North.

What time of year should I avoid Vietnam? ›

Summer: Unless sunning yourself on the central coast beaches is the only thing on your Vietnam itinerary, we'd suggest avoiding visiting the country during the summer months of June – August as you'll have a much harder time with the weather.

What time of year is cheapest to go to Vietnam? ›

When is the cheapest time to fly to Vietnam? Logically, the cheapest time to fly to Vietnam is during the off-travel season (roughly from March to April, and September to October) when there are not many tourists visiting the country.

Can I cross from Cambodia to Thailand? ›

Cambodia to Thailand Train

If you want to take the train, then you have to take a bus to just over the border into Thailand and then take a train to Bangkok. The border town is called Aranyaprathet and the trains to Bangkok leave at 6.40 am and 1.55 pm. The journey to Bangkok from Aranyaprathet takes about 6 hours.

Is Maldives better than Thailand? ›

Frequently Asked Questions About Thailand vs Maldives. Thailand or Maldives, which honeymoon destinations, is the best to visit by climate-wise? Both the honeymoon destinations experience a tropical climate. Whereas, the Maldives is the best place to visit even in summer by the honeymooners.

How much does it cost to go from Thailand to Cambodia? ›

The average price for a plane ticket from Thailand to Cambodia is $280 round-trip from Don Mueang International Airport to Siem Reap - Angkor International Airport.

What is the number 1 tourist spot in Vietnam? ›

1. Halong Bay. Top of many travellers' lists when they visit Vietnam, Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where hundreds of verdant limestone karsts emerge mystically from emerald-coloured waters.

What is the best month to go to Cambodia? ›

The best time to visit Cambodia is between November and May when the country experiences low rainfall and still enjoys warm temperatures. However, the climate in Cambodia is generally hot and humid all throughout the year.

Should I go to Laos or Cambodia? ›

Laos or Cambodia: Our verdict

You should choose Cambodia if you prefer a more crowded destination with a major tourist attraction Angkor Wat and some of the best beaches in the world. It's also a nice destination if you are looking for a more vibrant society with lots of things happening in the major cities.

What is the cheapest time of year to go to Cambodia? ›

For Lowest Prices & Fewer Crowds

When it comes to cheaper prices, visiting Cambodia during the monsoon season is the best option. Because the monsoon swoops in and brings regular rain, the period that stretches from May to October represents the low season for tourism in the country.

Is it cheaper to go to Bali or Vietnam? ›

Bali is 40.5% more expensive than Vietnam.

Do you need a visa for Vietnam? ›

Entry Requirements: You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank visa page (not including the endorsement page).

What vaccinations are required for Vietnam and Cambodia? ›

Courses or boosters usually advised: Diphtheria; Tetanus. Other vaccines to consider: Hepatitis A; Hepatitis B; Rabies; Typhoid. Selectively advised vaccines - only for those individuals at highest risk: Japanese Encephalitis.

Is it safe for Americans to travel to Cambodia? ›

Be aware of your surroundings at all times and to be extra vigilant when displaying items like jewelry, bags and cell phones in public. Violent crime, such as sexual assault and homicide, is common, sometimes against foreigners. Do not physically resist any robbery attempt. Use caution when walking or driving at night.

How long do you need in Thailand and Vietnam? ›

A 2-week trip is what we recommended for a usual first-time Thailand-Vietnam schedule. It would cover the must-visit highlights in the main tourist destinations with some local cultural interaction, e.g. a handicraft experience. You may want to set aside 8 to 9 days for Vietnam and 5 to 6 days for Thailand.

Can you do Thailand Cambodia and Vietnam in 3 weeks? ›

Is 3 Weeks Enough for a Trip to Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam? Yes, 3 weeks is suitable for a couple's/family trip to Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam with all the must-sees covered at a comfortable pace: spending 8–10 days in Vietnam, 3–5 days in Cambodia, and 8–10 days in Thailand.

How long should I travel Southeast Asia for? ›

Southeast Asia Itineraries: 1 Month. A month gives you some more days to explore and better achieve your SE Asia travel ambitions. 4 weeks is suitable for visiting about 5 countries. You can visit all countries of Indochina: Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand.

How much money do you need for 3 weeks in Thailand? ›

So, how much does 3 weeks in Thailand cost? Well, Thailand isn't that expensive anywhere, even Bangkok. The most expensive site there is the Grand Palace and it's only around 500 baht. You could survive in Thailand on a budget of $USD20-30 a day and this would include accommodation, food and transport.

How much money do I need for 3 weeks in Vietnam? ›

Three Weeks

This route cuts down on travel costs as the only expense there would be renting a motorbike, which is quite easy to do in Hanoi Old Quarter or Pham Ngu Lao in Ho Chi Minh. You shouldn't spend more than $4-$6 per day. Three weeks could be done as cheaply as $800, but more realistically aim for $1,500.

Is it enough to go to Thailand for 2 weeks? ›

You'd be surprised by how much you can see with just two weeks in Thailand. Done right, you can comfortably visit in four to five destinations without feeling like your trip has been rushed. Thailand is a huge, and two weeks won't be enough to see the entire country.

What is the best month to visit Cambodia? ›

The best time to visit Cambodia is between November and May when the country experiences low rainfall and still enjoys warm temperatures. However, the climate in Cambodia is generally hot and humid all throughout the year.

Is Vietnam or Cambodia better? ›

You should choose Vietnam if you prefer more diverse experiences such as natural wonders (Halong Bay), colonial history, ancient towns (Hoi An), city life (Ho Chi Minh), floating markets (Mekong Delta), and more.

Is it safe to travel to Cambodia at the moment? ›

While there is calm in Phnom Penh and across Cambodia, political rallies and disputes are still possible often at short or no notice and have the potential to trigger violence. You should monitor local media closely and avoid all protests and demonstrations, as they could turn violent.

How to spend 2 weeks in Southeast Asia? ›

Where Should You Go With Two Weeks in Southeast Asia?
  1. Itinerary #1: First time in Southeast Asia (Thailand & Singapore)
  2. Itinerary #2: Explore Malaysia & Singapore.
  3. Itinerary #3: Off the Beaten Path (Laos & Northern Vietnam)
  4. Itinerary #4: Flavor of Everything (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam)

How much money do you need for 2 months in Southeast Asia? ›

Note: To make a relatively accurate budget calculation for your South East Asia trip, plan for $50 – $60 per day for a couple, which equals $1,500 – $1,800/month. Plan on $35 – $40 per day for one person traveling, which equals $1,050 – $1,200/month.

Where to go in Asia for 2 weeks? ›

Our suggestions for some amazing two week holidays in Asia from guided tours and river cruises to itinerary ideas.
  • Borneo & Bali. ...
  • Thailand's Elephants & Islands. ...
  • Vietnam & Cambodia Experience. ...
  • Bali & Gilis. ...
  • Singapore & Bali. ...
  • Best of Vietnam. ...
  • Ultimate Cambodia. ...
  • Cities of Asia.


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