18 days in Ho Chi Minh City, Duong Dong & Cambodia Itinerary

18 days in Ho Chi Minh City, Duong Dong & Cambodia Itinerary

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18 days in Ho Chi Minh City, Duong Dong & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
3
Kep, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Kampot, Cambodia
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 30 min
5
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Bus:  6 h 30 min
6
Battambang, Cambodia
— 1 night
Bus:  6 h 30 min
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Bus:  9 h
8
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  16 h 30 min
End: Athens, Greece

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and finally stop by Metiseko.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip tool.

Athens, Greece to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Athens to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Athens in February, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 39°C and lows at 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

3
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Explore Duong Dong's surroundings by going to Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau) and Sao Beach (in An Thoi).

Plan my day in Duong Dong using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Kep.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

1
night
Kep, Cambodia

Kep ©
The seaside resort of Kep boasts a relaxed and relaxing atmosphere, and a number of points of interest, both natural and man-made.
On the 28th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island), then enjoy the sand and surf at Kep Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally experience rural life at Patio. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Sothy's Pepper Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Flying Dog Farm, and then experience rural life at La Plantation.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Kep travel site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Duong Dong to Kep. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kampot.

Things to do in Kep

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

La Plantation
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Kep Beach ©
Kep Beach
La Plantation ©
La Plantation
Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island) ©
Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island)

1
night
Kampot, Cambodia

Kampot ©
The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
Bokor Mountain has been added to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kampot trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kep to Kampot takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Kampot

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bokor National Park ©
Bokor National Park
Bokor Hill Station ©
Bokor Hill Station

3
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
On the 2nd (Mon), examine the collection at National Museum, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then make a trip to Kurata Pepper, then admire the landmark architecture of Central Market, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range, contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Preah Sakyamoni Chedi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kampot to Phnom Penh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Battambang.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Preah Sakyamoni Chedi
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Walking tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

1
night
Battambang, Cambodia

Battambang ©
The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
On the 4th (Wed), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, look for gifts at Nature Spa, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baha’i House of Worship, then explore the fascinating underground world of Battambang Bat Caves, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Battambang trip planner.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Battambang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Battambang

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Nature Spa ©
Nature Spa
Walking tours
Food Tours

2
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip builder website.

Traveling by bus from Battambang to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

On the 8th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower, test the waters at a local thermal spa, then walk around Cong Vien 30-4, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and finally visit Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Soyn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Bitexco Financial Tower ©
Bitexco Financial Tower

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