24 days in Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

24 days in Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

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24 days in Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  20 h 15 min
1
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Barcelona, Spain

3
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
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.
Visit Quan Lan Beach and Minh Chau beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Hạ Long Bay and Cat Ba Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Cat Ba National Park & Trung Trang Cave). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, and explore the fascinating underground world of Dong Thien Cung.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay online vacation planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Halong Bay is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Barcelona to Halong Bay due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cat Ba, Quan Lan
Highlights from your plan
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

4
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.
You've now added Origin Vietnam Travel to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Off-Road Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Vietnam Military History Museum. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, snap pictures at Nhat Tan Bridge, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and get curious at Vietnam National Museum of Nature.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Hanoi itinerary builder app .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Origin Vietnam Travel ©
Origin Vietnam Travel
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
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.
On the 10th (Fri), appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, then take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, and then don't miss a visit to Deo Tram Ton. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Y Linh Ho, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then admire the verdant scenery at Hang Da Village.

Plan trip to Sapa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley

2
nights
Ninh Binh, Vietnam

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bai Dinh Pagoda and then Head underground at Trang An Grottoes.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ninh Binh attractions website .

You can drive from Sapa to Ninh Binh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally look for gifts at Tinh Hoa Art Shop.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hue sightseeing app .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Ninh Binh to Hue takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

4
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.
Kids will enjoy An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach Spa. You'll get in some beach time at Cua Dai Beach and My Khe Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, stroll through Non Nuoc Beach, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hoi An tour planner.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Get some cultural insight at Ta Prohm and Bayon Temple. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get a new perspective on nature at The Nature Discovery Center of Cambodia, get engrossed in the history at Escape Break, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 24th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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