I've three weeks travel booked in which I fly into Ho Chi Minh and then travel overland to Bangkok where I'll be flying home. Is anyone able to offer good suggestions of places to go and see in each of these places? The route and destination is new to me but I have been to Ha Noi and a lot of Thailand before and welcome all suggestions - thanks!
(Oh and anyone who is likely to be around these places in November let me know)
Been living here in Thailand for quite some time and I've seen the North, South and West. Like you I have my eye on the East, which I will do in December. I have read about it and it seems that beaches in Trat marks the spot, particularly Koh Kood.
You have enough time for a week or so in VN. I suggest you allow a few days for DaLat if you want to get out of the hot, humid weather of HCMC. Cool, green, pretty, nice contrast to most of SVN. Perhaps a few days in the delta before heading over to Phnom Penh. My blog talks about my experience riding the bus: HCM-PP. A few days in PP and then bus up to Siem Reap. Here is a great resource for all things Cambodia. One long day overland back to BKK. Since you have been to Tland before, I will assume you know where you want to spend your time. Good luck with your planning.
You have enough time for a week or so in HCM. I will introduce a program of tourist attractions that you can visit: Cu Chi Tunnels , Mekong Detal (day trips), Mui Ne - Nha Trang Beach - Da Lat ( 5 days 4 nights) or Phu Quoc Island (3 days 2 nights), etc.
From Vietnam to Thailand travel overland , you can take the following route: HCMC - Moc Bai Gate - Phnompenh - Siemreap - Poipet Gate - Thailand.
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