11 days in Vietnam, Kuala Lumpur & Phnom Penh Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam, Kuala Lumpur & Phnom Penh Itinerary

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11 days in Vietnam, Kuala Lumpur & Phnom Penh Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Chennai, India

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sunway Lagoon and Petrosains Science Discovery Centre. Take a break from Kuala Lumpur with a short trip to Pusat Ikan Hiasan in Port Dickson, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaria, walk around KLCC Park, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary builder tool .

Chennai, India to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 2 hours. In March in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Sunway Lagoon, Pusat Ikan Hiasan
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon
Museum of Illusions ©
Museum of Illusions

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.
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Fly Phnom Penh, get curious at Kids City, then look for gifts at Confirel Showroom, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip planner .

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh is minus 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Fly Phnom Penh ©
Fly Phnom Penh
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

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You can fly from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In March, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

3
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 9th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Tired City Hang Bong, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. On your second day here, engage your brain at Vietnam National Museum of Nature, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnam National Museum of Nature ©
Vietnam National Museum of Nature

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