17 days in Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Danang, Bus to Hue
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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My Tho, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive to Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Fly to Siem Reap
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, and finally don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pho Linh Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi tour itinerary maker.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 1 night
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay vacation site.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hue.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Hue, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hue online tour builder.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hue in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Spas

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Visit The Tran Family Home and Chapel and Old House of Tan Ky for their historical value. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hoi An online visit planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Trang, Vietnam

— 2 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Nha Trang Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Thenday Yuttha Panin Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally wander the streets of Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), explore the galleries of Soyn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then join in the after-dark buzz at The World of Heineken, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to My Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Nightlife

My Tho, Vietnam

— 1 night
Mỹ Tho is the capital city, center of economics, education and technology of Tiền Giang Province, located in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Jump Arena, relax in the rural setting at Dong Tam Snake Farm, and then make a trip to Vinh Trang Pagoda. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Cai Be Floating Market.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the My Tho itinerary planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in My Tho are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in My Tho

Fun & Games

Side Trips

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from My Tho to Siem Reap. In October in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas

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.

Mekong Delta travel guide

3.7
Flea Markets · Kayaking & Canoeing · Landmarks
Interlaced with rivers and canals feeding rice-growing plains and lush wetlands, the Mekong Delta impresses with its bustling floating metropolis. Tours of the Mekong Delta revolve around boat trips to floating markets and even whole towns on stilts, and trips to tranquil inland villages with slow, traditional lifestyles. As the rice bowl of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta offers foodies plenty to sink their teeth into: tours of rice paddies and orchards, fresh produce from floating stands, and delicious freshwater fish dishes. Other possibilities for a Mekong Delta itinerary include temples with ornate pagodas, wartime bunkers, and mangrove forests sheltering rare waterfowl and migratory birds.