30 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly to Sihanoukville, Taxi to Sihanoukville Province
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Sihanoukville Province, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Sen Monorom, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ong Lang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Drive to Phu Quoc International Airport, Fly to Rach Gia Airport, Drive to Ha Tien
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Ha Tien, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Can Tho, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia

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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to Pub Street, and contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap day trip planning app.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Siem Reap is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in December; daily highs in Siem Reap reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sihanoukville Province.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Angkor Wat ©
Must see
Angkor Wat
4.8
Ta Prohm ©
Ruin
Ta Prohm
4.8
Bayon Temple ©
World heritage site
Bayon Temple
4.8

1
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Sihanoukville Province, Cambodia

Preah Sihanouk Province, commonly referred to as Sihanoukville Province, is a province in the south-west of Cambodia at the Gulf of Thailand. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Fitness Resort Sihanoukville, putt your heart out at Mollie Golf Mini Golf, then kick back and relax at Otres Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Otres Art Studio.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sihanoukville Province route maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville Province in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Sihanoukville Province

Fun & Games · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Otres Beach ©
Beach
Otres Beach
3.7

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then explore and take pictures at Central Market, and finally have fun at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Sihanoukville Province to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sen Monorom.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Highlights from your trip
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
History Museum
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
4.6
Royal Palace ©
Castle
Royal Palace
3.8

1
night
Sen Monorom, Cambodia

Switzerland of Cambodia

The capital and only major settlement in the vast, verdant Mondulkiri province, Sen Monorom manages to retain a laid-back, rural charm, in spite of an increase in development.
On the 18th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then make a trip to Phnom DoKramom.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sen Monorom trip maker app.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Sen Monorom in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Sen Monorom

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.6

1
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Nha Trang, Vietnam

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, then take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio, and finally view the masterpieces at DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Alexandre Yersin Museum, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tong Lam Lo Son Temple Lot.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang route tool.

Traveling by car from Sen Monorom to Nha Trang takes 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Highlights from your trip
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.7
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Religious Site
Po Nagar Cham Towers
4.0
Alexandre Yersin Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Alexandre Yersin Museum
3.9

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and browse the exhibits of The Independence Palace.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ong Lang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Food Tours
4.8
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Landmark
Cu Chi Tunnels
4.3
War Remnants Museum ©
History Museum
War Remnants Museum
4.4

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Ong Lang, Vietnam

On the 24th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, cool off at Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, and then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at PQ LITTLE MART, stroll through Ong Lang Beach, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Vinpearl Safari.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ong Lang trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Ong Lang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ha Tien.

Things to do in Ong Lang

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Ha Tien, Vietnam

Hà Tiên is a district-level town in Kiên Giang Province, Mekong Delta of Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mac Cuu Family Tombs and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanh Van Pagoda (Thach Dong Cave Pagoda).

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ha Tien day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ong Lang to Ha Tien. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Can Tho.

Things to do in Ha Tien

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Can Tho, Vietnam

Capital of the West

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of Tarot, admire the striking features of Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Nha tho Chinh Toa Can Tho, take in the views from Can Tho Bridge, make a trip to Ong Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phat Hoc Pagoda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pitu Khosa Rangsay, and finally don't miss a visit to Quang Duc Pagoda.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Can Tho online trip maker.

Getting from Ha Tien to Can Tho by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December in Can Tho, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Can Tho

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam ©
Architectural Building
Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam
4.7
Can Tho Bridge ©
Bridge
Can Tho Bridge
4.6

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Da Nang, Vietnam

City of Bridges

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 29th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Da Nang day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Can Tho to Da Nang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Spas
4.7
The Marble Mountains ©
Geologic Formation
The Marble Mountains
4.1

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hue trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Highlights from your trip
Imperial City ©
World heritage site
Imperial City
4.2
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Architectural Building
Thien Mu Pagoda
4.3
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Historic Site
Tomb of Minh Mang
4.4

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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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, make a trip to Phong Nha Caves, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Paradise Cave
Cave
Paradise Cave
4.6
Phong Nha Caves ©
World heritage site
Phong Nha Caves
4.6

1
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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.
On the 5th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda, then Head underground at Mua Caves, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ninh Binh online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ninh Binh by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Mua Caves ©
Cave
Mua Caves
4.3
Bich Dong Pagoda ©
Landmark
Bich Dong Pagoda
4.0

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, and finally make a trip to Ho Van - Van Mieu.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planner.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Hanoi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Old Quarter ©
Neighborhood
Old Quarter
4.4

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