11 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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11 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Chennai, India

2
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.
On the 16th (Mon), view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then don't miss a visit to Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hanoi day trip tool .

Chennai, India to Hanoi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Hue trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip site .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Hoi An sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoi An in March, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then have fun at Cambodia Fire Range, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, view the masterpieces at Lotus Space, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally examine the collection at National Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In March, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cambodia Fire Range ©
Cambodia Fire Range
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and finally steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom South Gate. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Pre Rup, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, and finally don't miss a visit to Pub Street.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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