34 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

34 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  24 h
1
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Con Son, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h
9
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 30 min
10
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
11
Dao Co To, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  34 h
End: Newark, United States

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cambodia Landmine Museum and Ta Som. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, examine the collection at Angkor National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of the Dead, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap travel planner.

Newark, USA to Siem Reap is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Siem Reap, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in May, things will get much hotter in Siem Reap: highs are around 96°F and lows about 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Ta Som
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor National Museum ©
Angkor National Museum

2
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.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Lotus Space, contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh trip planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Bitexco Financial Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at War Remnants Museum and Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip website.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in May, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

2
nights
Con Son, Vietnam

Con Son ©
Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
On the 12th (Fri), stroll through Ong Dung Beach, thenkick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu, and then explore the activities along An Hai Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Con Dao Prison, take in the spiritual surroundings of Van Son Pagoda, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hang Da Duc Me.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Con Son visit planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Con Son

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Ong Dung Beach ©
Ong Dung Beach
Van Son Pagoda ©
Van Son Pagoda

3
nights
Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Explore hidden gems such as Nha Trang Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nha Tho Nui and Po Nagar Cham Towers. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Ba Ho Waterfall, stop by Legendary Chocolatier, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nha Trang day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Con Son to Nha Trang takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Nha Tho Nui ©
Nha Tho Nui
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Lady Buddha. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in May, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Thien Mu Pagoda and Royal Tombs. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tomb of Tu Duc. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, don't miss a visit to Hue Temple, and explore the world behind art at Lebadang Memory Space.

To plan Hue vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

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. May in Hue sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Lebadang Memory Space
Highlights from your plan
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary app.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, thentake an in-depth tour of Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and then snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, thenkick back and relax at Cat Co 1 Beach, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay route planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cat Ba
Highlights from your plan
Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bãi Cháy Bridge ©
Bãi Cháy Bridge

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chua Tran Quoc and Quan Lan Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, examine the collection at Gems Garden, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the artistry at Authentic Bat Trang.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dao Co To.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University

1
night
Dao Co To, Vietnam

Dao Co To ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Co To Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Van Chay Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dao Co To online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hanoi to Dao Co To. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dao Co To

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Van Chay Beach ©
Van Chay Beach
Co To Island ©
Co To Island

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