30 days in China, Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

30 days in China, Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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30 days in China, Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Bordeaux, France
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Train:  5​h
2
Xi'an, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Chengdu, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Yichang, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Bordeaux, France

4
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan), Private Forbidden City Walking Tours and Great Wall Jinshanling to Simatai Hiking. Discover out-of-the-way places like Meridian Gate (Wu Men) and Nine Dragon Screen. Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Temple of Heaven are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan) and don't miss a visit to Bell and Drum Towers.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing road trip planner.

Bordeaux, France to Beijing is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Bordeaux to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bordeaux in April: highs in Beijing hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Private Forbidden City Walking Tours ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Meridian Gate (Wu Men) ©
Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

2
nights
Xi'an, China

Xi'an ©
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Small Goose Pagoda. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and then take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Xi'an trip planner .

You can fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Xi'an can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Chengdu, China

Chengdu ©
The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shu Feng Ya Yun Sichuan Opera as well as Wenshu Yuan Monastery. On the 16th (Thu), make a trip to Jinli Pedestrian Street, look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wenshu Yuan Monastery, then catch a live performance at Shu Feng Ya Yun Sichuan Opera, and finally take in the views from Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chengdu trip planning site .

You can fly from Xi'an to Chengdu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chengdu, with lows of 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Yichang.

Things to do in Chengdu

Wildlife Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Wenshu Yuan Monastery ©
Wenshu Yuan Monastery
Jinli Pedestrian Street
Jinli Pedestrian Street

3
nights
Yichang, China

Yichang
Although not particularly touristy, the tranquil castle town of Okazaki charms visitors with its scenic parks, ornamental flower gardens, and forested areas.
To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yichang tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Chengdu to Yichang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You will leave for Hanoi on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Yichang

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Cathedral and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yichang to Hanoi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yichang to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral
Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House ©
Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House

2
nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the views from Tran Thi Ly Bridge, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Mỹ Sơn, stroll through Phuoc My Beach, and then do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Da Nang road trip app .

You can fly from Hanoi to Da Nang in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hoi An, Mỹ Sơn
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Teh Dar - Lune Production as well as Ben Thanh Market. Get some cultural insight at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Dong Khoi Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ben Dinh Tunnels and Emperor Jade Pagoda. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Pham Ngu Lao Street, admire the striking features of Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, look for gifts at Thuy Design House, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

Plan a Ho Chi Minh City trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Ben Dinh Tunnels ©
Ben Dinh Tunnels

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and then pause for some photo ops at Statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip planner .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Spas Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wat Phnom ©
Wat Phnom
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
National Museum ©
National Museum

6
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 Bayon Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Preah Khan and Banteay Samre. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Beng Mealea, explore the ancient world of Ta Som, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and admire the striking features of Banteay Kdei.

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Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Siem Reap Province
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

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