29 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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

— 4 nights
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. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, see Off-Road Tours, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi visit website.

New York City, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from New York City to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to go to Son Trach and see Hang Toi (Dark Cave), which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Hue, Vietnam

— 3 nights
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 Tomb of Minh Mang 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, make a trip to The Flag Tower, look for gifts at Tinh Hoa Art Shop, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda.

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 train; or take a bus. 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 · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 nights
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, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in September, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon and Emperor Jade Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, 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 3.5 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 fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 3 nights
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 Cao Dai Temple and Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc 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. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Archipelago Anthoy, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, and stop by Sava Coffee Shop.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong day trip app.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can fly to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 3 nights

Charming City

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 Wat Phnom. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, admire the striking features of Central Market, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Phnom Penh online visit planner.

Fly from Duong Dong to Phnom Penh in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 5 nights

Temple Town

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 Banteay Srei are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Terrace of the Elephants, and steep yourself in history at Baphuon Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Siem Reap online attractions planner.

Fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Transportation · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.