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
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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 Hoa Lo Prison for their historical value. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, and explore the activities along West Lake.

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 21-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 fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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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.
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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 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 50 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 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.
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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, push the limits with an extreme tour, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and take in the dramatic natural features 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.
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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 Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda) 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 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.
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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 Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau 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, steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Mushroom, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple.

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.
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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 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 take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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 catch the flight to Siem Reap.
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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 Bayon Temple are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, get where you need to go with Angkor Cab, steep yourself in history at Baphuon Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 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 enough time to fly back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
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.
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