23 days in Siem Reap & Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Siem Reap & Vietnam Itinerary

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23 days in Siem Reap & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  21 h
1
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 45 min
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Taxi + Bus:  11 h 45 min
5
Ha Giang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Taxi + Bus + Fly + Taxi:  12 h 15 min
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  31 h
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
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: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, stop by Ambre, take an in-depth tour of Escape Break, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip itinerary maker app .

Los Angeles, USA to Siem Reap is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Siem Reap due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Siem Reap to be much warmer, temps between 96°F and 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then make a trip to Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by TiredCity Hang Bong, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then stop by Old Quarter.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip maker app .

Getting from Siem Reap to Hanoi by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duong Dong: Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau) and Sao Beach (in An Thoi).

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip builder app .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Ha Giang.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Sao Beach
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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

2
nights
Ha Giang, Vietnam

Ha Giang ©
Ha Giang is known for nature, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Tea House of Baiyue Tribe and take a stroll through Thon Tha Village.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ha Giang trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Duong Dong to Ha Giang by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, train, and taxi. You will leave for Hoi An on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Ha Giang

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
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Tea House of Baiyue Tribe ©
Tea House of Baiyue Tribe

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see Dragon Bridge about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip builder app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Ha Giang to Hoi An in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in May, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): experience rural life at The Duck Stop and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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