18 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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18 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  12​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Mumbai, India


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3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chua Tran Quoc and Ho Van - Van Mieu. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi tour itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Hanoi is an approximately 12-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 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc

3
nights
Hue, Vietnam

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.
Get some cultural insight at Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda. Tomb of Tu Duc and Thai Hoa Palace will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the masterpieces at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bach Ma National Park, and don't miss a visit to Nine Dynastic Urns.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hue trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the world behind art at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, steep yourself in history at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then get to know the fascinating history of March Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

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Da Nang
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) ©
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Angkor Wat and Baphuon Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Preah Khan and Ta Som. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Siem Reap itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Siem Reap takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in December, expect nights in Siem Reap to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ta Som
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Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Royal Palace. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, look for gifts at JUNGLE &jardin, don't miss a visit to Kurata Pepper, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Phnom Penh trip app .

Fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at War Remnants Museum and Wat Chantarangsay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ba Thien Hau Temple and Speed Boats Tours. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck, and see the interesting displays at FITO Museum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

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 January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Speed Boats Tours
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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