31 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Perfume Pagoda, One Pillar Pagoda, Hoa Lo Prison, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, explore the activities along West Lake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pho Linh Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Hanoi travel route builder tool.

Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. On the 21st (Wed), you're off to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 1 night
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 21st (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay visit planner.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Presidential Palace Historical Site.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jungle Boss Trekking Tour - Day Tours as well as Paradise Cave. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park tour planning website.

Fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hue, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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 27th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, then buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of Hue Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by bus from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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.
Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Da Nang (Dragon Bridge & Lady Buddha). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Cua Dai Beach, browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In April in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 5 nights

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, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower, and see the interesting displays at Ho Chi Minh City Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

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 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in May, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 5 nights

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: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, don't miss a visit to Pub Street, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.