19 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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19 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  12​h 45​min
1
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Sapa, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Sdau, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Hyderabad, India

2
nights
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 17th (Sun): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cua Van Floating Village and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip maker website .

Hyderabad, India to Halong Bay is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): wander the streets of Old Quarter, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and finally don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then explore the galleries of Tired City Bao Khanh.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi route planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

3
nights
Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Giang Ta Chai Village and Ta Phin Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Fansipan Mountain and Love Waterfall. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Y Linh Ho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Hieu Stone, and make a trip to Deo Tram Ton.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sapa sightseeing planner.

Drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Giang Ta Chai Village ©
Giang Ta Chai Village

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Cua Dai Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, identify plant and animal life at Jack's Cat Cafe, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hoi An tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Sapa to Hoi An by combination of car and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 28th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Jayav Art. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, and then examine the collection at Angkor National Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip maker app .

Getting from Hoi An to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sdau.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

1
night
Sdau, Cambodia

Sdau ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at BeTreed Adventures.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sdau trip builder app .

Getting from Siem Reap to Sdau by car takes about 4 hours. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Sdau

Parks Wildlife
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BeTreed Adventures ©
BeTreed Adventures

4
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.
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Royal Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House and Din Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a taste of the local shopping with Central Market, and make a trip to Kurata Pepper.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sdau to Phnom Penh in 5.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House
Highlights from your plan
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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