29 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
3
Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
6
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
7
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights

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.
Visit Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from New York City to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park holiday tool.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature
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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.
Visit Imperial City and The Flag Tower for their historical value. Take a break from Hue with a short trip to City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery in Vinh An, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, take in the spiritual surroundings of Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda, and look for gifts at Tinh Hoa Art Shop.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Hue day trip planning site.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Hue sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mỹ Sơn and Chuc Thanh Pagoda. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An trip app.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Marble Mountains, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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Spas
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.
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the exhibits of Drink Vietnam, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

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.
Popular historic sites such as Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau and Ho Quoc Temple are in your itinerary. Step out of Duong Dong with an excursion to Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda in Ganh Dau--about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy, steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Mushroom, and make a trip to Cao Dai Temple.

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Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc Mushroom, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Royal Palace. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, examine the collection at National Museum, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Serkal Mosque.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Phnom Penh route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Phnom Penh takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In September in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish up 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:
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, and get where you need to go with Angkor Cab.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Siem Reap using our trip planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 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 · Transportation · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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