19 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
4
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
5
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 day
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
7
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
8
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, thenget engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Cambodia Golf & Country Club, thenexamine the collection at National Museum, and then make a trip to Phare Ponleu Selpak.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh online attractions planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Phnom Penh is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Phnom Penh is 5 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in September, things will get much warmer in Phnom Penh: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors
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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
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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.
Spend the 20th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, tour the pleasant surroundings at Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Preah Ngok.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip planner.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Siem Reap sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Spas
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, thenget a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda). Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, thenindulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, thensnap pictures at Tran Phu Bridge, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and finally cool off at VinWonders Nha Trang. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang itinerary builder.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Adventure Transportation Wildlife
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Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam ©
Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Halong Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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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 26th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip planning website.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Temple of Literature & National University ©

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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 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, thensteep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally hunt for treasures at Dong Ba Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Redemptorist Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Hue can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Duy Xuyen District to see Mỹ Sơn about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hoi An driving holiday planning 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 September, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mỹ Sơn, The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

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