23 days in Cambodia, Vietnam & Singapore Itinerary

23 days in Cambodia, Vietnam & Singapore Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  9 h
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  5 h
9
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Sydney, Australia

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 some cultural insight at Ba Thien Hau Temple and Saigon. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pineapple Beach (Bai Dua) and Front Beach. There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take a stroll through Pham Ngu Lao Street, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and learn about all things military at Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9- hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are much hotter (41°C), and nights are a bit warmer (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vung Tau
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Speed Boats Tours
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Front Beach ©
Front Beach

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 next day, head off the coast to Cam Nam Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hoi An Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Ha Ha - Art In Everything, then explore the world behind art at Cotic, and finally admire the masterpieces at Thanh Ha Terracotta Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An road trip tool.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, expect nights in Hoi An to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Phuoc My Beach ©
Phuoc My Beach
Hoi An Cathedral ©
Hoi An Cathedral
Danang Unplugged Tours ©
Danang Unplugged Tours

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.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Hon Chen Temple, then contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, then step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, see Off-Road Tours, then delve into the distant past at Nine Dynastic Urns, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh
Nine Dynastic Urns ©
Nine Dynastic Urns

1
night
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, then Head underground at Son Doong Cave, and then Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park fast, fun, and easy.

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 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), then steep yourself in history at Presidential Palace Historical Site, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc, and finally take a stroll through Ta Hien Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Quan Lan Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Hanoi route builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Presidential Palace Historical Site ©
Presidential Palace Historical Site

2
nights
Sapa, Vietnam

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then examine the collection at Sapa Culture Museum, then cruise along Deo Tram Ton, and finally make a trip to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Terraced Rice Fields in Shin Chai Village, take a stroll through Giang Ta Chai Village, then don't miss a visit to Quang Truong Square, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church).

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapa trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Sapa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Giang Ta Chai Village ©
Giang Ta Chai Village
The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church) ©
The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church)

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver and Angkor National Museum. Terrace of the Elephants and Ta Som will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup, enjoy some diversion at Angkor Wat Putt, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sapa to Siem Reap in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In April in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Ta Som
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Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver ©
Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver
Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan
Baphuon Temple ©
Baphuon Temple

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): appreciate the history behind Independence Monument. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Russian Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phnom Udong, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Preah Sakyamoni Chedi, take in the spiritual surroundings of t Meditation Centre of Kingdom of CambodiaBuddhis, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Darussalam Mosque (Masjid Darussalam).

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Phnom Penh tour planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Singapore.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Kandal Province
Highlights from your plan
Wat Ounalom ©
Wat Ounalom
Al-Serkal Mosque ©
Al-Serkal Mosque
Wat Langka ©
Wat Langka

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Popular historic sites such as Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple and Bukit Brown Cemetery are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to City Scoot and The Intan. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Emerald Hill, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Kampong Glam, and take in the pleasant sights at OCBC Skyway.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Singapore day trip app.

Do a combination of flight and subway from Phnom Penh to Singapore in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Phnom Penh to Singapore is 1 hour. In April in Singapore, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
City Scoot ©
City Scoot
Changi Beach ©
Changi Beach
Emerald Hill ©
Emerald Hill

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