Itinerary: Vietnam - Cambodia - Thailand (Ho Chi Minh- Phnom Phen - Siem Reap - Bangkok)

Nature reclaiming old temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
This coming May, we are embarking on an 11 day - 3 country tour in Southeast Asia. This is to celebrate my Dad's birthday, and to fulfill our dream (my Sister and I) to travel with our Dad before he turns 60.

For this trip, we'll be Visiting Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Specifically, we'll be visiting Ho Chi Minh, Phnom Phen, Siem Reap and Bangkok. Below is our itinerary:


Day 1

We'll leave Philippines for Vietnam, via Cebu Pacific. The flight will leave around 10:50 PM and will take about 2 1/2 hours.

Day 2

We'll arrive in Ho Chi Minh at around 00:20, local time, with enough time to sleep. Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Then, at 7AM we'll go on a tour. We're still choosing between a City Tour, Cu Chi Tunnel Tour or the Mekong Delta Tour. For Cu Chi Tunnel and Mekong Delta, lunch will be included in the tour. If it's the city tour, the best place for lunch is inside Ben Than Market.

For dinner, we'll head to Tricolore Restaurant along Pam Ngu Lao, where they serve both Vietnamese and Italian food. My sister swears they have the best chicken in lemon grass in the whole of HCMC.

Day 3

We'll take the first bus to Cambodia on the third day. We'll leave HCMC at around 6AM for a 6-hour bus ride to Phnom Phen. Brunch will be along way, on one of the stops.

We'll arrive in Phnom Phen around lunch time, check in at the hotel and head for lunch.

Then, we'll visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Dinner will be in one of the local restaurants.

Day 4

We'll have breakfast at the hotel, then take the first bus to Siem Reap. We'll leave around 7AM and the trip would take about 5 hours.

We'll arrive in Siem Reap around noon, check in at the hotel then head off for lunch. After lunch, we'll visit the Angkor Wat Museum.

We'll take a stroll along the river, then maybe have some fish spa/massage. Just before sunset, we'll head off to Angkor Wat.

We'll have dinner in one of the nice restaurants in Pub Street because... it's my birthday! :)

 Day 5

We'll have an early breakfast and spend the entire day visiting Angkor and all the other temples.

We'll have dinner in one of the local restaurants near the old market, or maybe in the open market stalls.

We'll cap the night with a massage, in the comfort of our own hotel rooms.

Day 6

We'll go on a city tour and then have a relaxing day.

Day 7

We'll have breakfast at the hotel then head off to Bangkok for a 7 hour bus ride.

We'll arrive in Bangkok at around 4PM, and check in at the hotel in Khao San.

Dinner will be at my favorite, Mr. Yim's Kitchen in Rambutri Road.

Tours for the next day will be booked in one of the agencies in Khao San.

Day 8

We'll go on a floating market tour in the morning, in Damnoen Saduak.

In the afternoon, we'll go on a some sites in the city tour.

Day 9

For day 9, we'll go on a tour to Kanchanaburi for the Death Railway and Elephant Sanctuary.

We'll finish the day with a Thai massage in Khao San.

Day 10

We'll spend our last day in Bangkok doing the city tour, and eating as much as we can :)

Day 11

We'll catch our flight back to the Philippines.

Tara, byahe tayo!

Froilan Grate | Last Row Traveler
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mumblingmaya said...

Hi! My friends and I are planning a trip to Vietnam. How much was your budget for your 11 day trip per person? Thank you!

Last Row Traveler said...

Hi, thanks for visiting!

Our budget was PpP 11,000 per person (at about PhP 1,000 per day). This includes hotel, food and transportation already. However, we only spent two days in Vietnam on this trip.

On my first backpacking trip in SEA, I spent about 12 days in Vietnam - from Saigon to Hanoi, and I spent about 200 USD, excluding the cost of tour in Halong Bay. Halong Bay tour was about 150 USD for 3D2N.

Let me know if you have further questions :)

this.that.clicks. said...

Hi! I am also visiting Vietnam and Cambodia this June. Would a $200/person budget be enough(including accommodation, transpo, food, and tour)?

Also, would you know how much is the bus fare from HCMC to Phnom Penh and Phnom Penh to Siem Reap? Thanks.

Jas told me about your blog. I enjoyed reading your entries.

this.that.clicks. said...

Hi! I will also be visiting Vietnam and Cambodia this June. Would a $200/person budget for 5 days be enough (including accommodation, transpo, food and tour)?

Also, would you know how much is the bus fare from HCMC to Phnom Penh and Phnom Penh to Siem Reap? Thank you!

Grysh Co said...

Cambodia looks awesome. As for Thailand, I've saw photos of my friends stay at Bangkok. Damn, I envy you for being able to go to Thailand. Been wanting to visit that country! I even studied a little Thai. Lol.

Last Row Traveler said...

Hi this.that.clicks, sorry I just saw your comment now. I hope your trip last June was a blast.

Grysh, Thailand is still relatively cheap. You should visit soon :)

It's good that you're learning a bit of Thai, it would be useful. But don't worry if you're not good at it, language wouldn't be a major problem when you're there.

Have a safe one!

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