18 days in Vietnam, Siem Reap & Koh Rong Samloem Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam, Siem Reap & Koh Rong Samloem Itinerary

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18 days in Vietnam, Siem Reap & Koh Rong Samloem Itinerary

Start: Budapest, Hungary
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h
2
Cat Ba, Vietnam
— 2 nights
bus:  9​h
3
Sapa, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  1​h
5
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Budapest, Hungary

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes One Pillar Pagoda, Hoa Lo Prison and Chua Tran Quoc.

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Budapest, Hungary to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites
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Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison
One Pillar Pagoda ©
One Pillar Pagoda

2
nights
Cat Ba, Vietnam

The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cat Ba trip app .

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba takes 2.5 hours. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sapa.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Sapa, Vietnam

A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fansipan Mountain and Cat Cat village. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Love Waterfall, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Indigo Cat, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church).

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sapa trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by bus from Cat Ba to Sapa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Siem Reap.

Things to do in Sapa

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

2
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ha Giang to Siem Reap. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll set off for Koh Rong Samloem on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

3
nights
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

Located just a 10-minute boat ride from Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem is home to just 300 people--it remains relatively unspoiled by tourism, featuring wide, white-sand beaches and thick swathes of jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then explore the activities along M'Pai Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Saracen Bay Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Koh Rong Light House.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Koh Rong Samloem trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Siem Reap to Koh Rong Samloem in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Koh Rong Samloem

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
M'Pai Bay ©
M'Pai Bay
Saracen Bay Beach ©
Saracen Bay Beach

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the venue of Tan Son Nhat Golf Course, then take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

Plan trip to Ho Chi Minh City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koh Rong Samloem to Ho Chi Minh City. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Golf Outdoors
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Bitexco Financial Tower ©
Bitexco Financial Tower

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