29 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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29 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: New York City, United States


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4
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.
Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Hang Bong, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hanoi day trip app .

New York City, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Nature
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phong Nha Caves, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, and admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

3
nights
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Get some historical perspective at Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda. Change things up with a short trip to City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery in Vinh An (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda, stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop, and contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hue day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
Mỹ Sơn and Chuc Thanh Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An road trip planning tool .

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mỹ Sơn, The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Hoi An Cathedral ©
Hoi An Cathedral

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Emperor Jade Pagoda. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and examine the collection at Drink Vietnam.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City holiday tool .

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

3
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
Get some historical perspective at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau and Ho Quoc Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda in Ganh Dau (about 1 hour away).

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip itinerary app .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, Phu Quoc Mushroom, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda ©
Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda

3
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
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.
Visit Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Wat Phnom for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Serkal Mosque, examine the collection at National Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Phnom Penh day trip planning site .

Getting from Duong Dong to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Wat Phnom ©
Wat Phnom

5
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.
Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, admire all the interesting features of Angkor Cab, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Transportation
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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