18 days in Vietnam, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh Itinerary

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18 days in Vietnam, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
Bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Madrid, Spain

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Catholic Church Huyen Sy. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at FITO Museum, admire the masterpieces at Artinus 3D Art Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Dong Nai Culture And Nature Reserve, and don't miss a visit to The Independence Palace.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City day trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in November, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Dong Nai Province
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
FITO Museum ©
FITO Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

1
night
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.
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You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. On the 11th (Mon), you're off toHalong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

1
night
Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Cua Van Floating Village ©
Cua Van Floating Village

1
night
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi
For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip maker .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 13th (Wed), you're off toHue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stop by Healing the Wounded Heart Shop, contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then contemplate the long history of Thai Hoa Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Nine Dynastic Urns. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, hunt for treasures at Dong Ba Market, and then stroll through Thuan An Beach.

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You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Nine Dynastic Urns ©
Nine Dynastic Urns

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 15th (Fri): take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, stroll through Non Nuoc Beach, and then look for gifts at Future Clothes Shop.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Non Nuoc Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
Thermal Spas

3
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.
On the 17th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, then delve into the distant past at Preah Khan, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Phimeanakas, delve into the distant past at Baphuon Temple, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can fly from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas Parks
Highlights from your plan
Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

1
night
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 19th (Tue): explore the activities along Mekong River, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Mall, then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally hunt for treasures at Russian Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then take in the exciting artwork at Lotus Space, and then take a stroll through Bassac Lane.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Phnom Penh trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Russian Market ©
Russian Market

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
On your second day here, stop by Drink Vietnam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, take a stroll through Pham Ngu Lao Street, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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