22 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Danang
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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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.
On the 21st (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hanoi travel itinerary planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Hanoi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lisbon to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Halong Bay tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town. On your second day here, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Hue, Vietnam

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): make a trip to The Flag Tower, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hue trip planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 3 nights
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Take a break from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park with a short trip to Hang Toi (Dark Cave) in Son Trach, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 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 31st (Wed): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Villa Royale Antiques and Tea Room, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 2 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, and then relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, see what you can catch with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour, then look for gifts at The Storytree Vietnam, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Duong Dong trip website.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Wildlife · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Charming City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then have fun at Cambodia Fire Range, and finally stop by La Porte du Cambodge.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip planner.

Fly from Duong Dong to Phnom Penh in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In April, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 5 nights

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.
Spend the 8th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of the Dead, don't miss a visit to Pub Street, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.