6 days in Chennai (Madras), Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

6 days in Chennai (Madras), Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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6 days in Chennai (Madras), Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Chennai (Madras), India
Chennai (Madras), India
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h
Hanoi, Vietnam
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Chennai (Madras), India

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Chennai (Madras), India

Chennai (Madras) ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Indian Institute Of Technology, Madras, then kick back and relax at Elliot's Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chennai (Madras) day trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Chennai International Airport. August in Chennai (Madras) sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

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Elliot's Beach ©
Elliot's Beach
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
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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.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hanoi online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Chennai (Madras) to Hanoi takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai (Madras) to Hanoi is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Old Quarter
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Hoa Lo Prison

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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 16th (Thu): admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

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 August, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Phare Ponleu Selpak.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Phnom Penh online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, then delve into the distant past at Pre Rup, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the striking features of Banteay Kdei, then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
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Bayon Temple

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