30 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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30 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  23​h
1
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 7 nights
shuttle:  1​h
5
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
7
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
8
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Edmonton, Canada


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3
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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, spas, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and enjoy some diversion at Escape Break.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap tour itinerary planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Siem Reap is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 14 hours. While traveling from Edmonton, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Siem Reap, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Escape Break ©
Escape Break

3
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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, get your game on at Phnom Climb Community Gym, and have fun at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Phnom Penh sightseeing planner.

Fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Outdoors Fun & Games Museums
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Areyksat Equestrian Trail Rides ©
Areyksat Equestrian Trail Rides
Phnom Climb Community Gym ©
Phnom Climb Community Gym
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

3
nights
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 14th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then take a spin around town with Bike Tours, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online trip planner .

Getting from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

7
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, classes, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Da Nang Fine Arts Museum, and stop by M Legrand Jewelry.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Da Nang trip planner .

You can take a shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mỹ Sơn
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Ba Na Hills SunWorld ©
Ba Na Hills SunWorld
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

4
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Ninh Binh (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take a stroll through Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and don't miss a visit to Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Hanoi day trip planner .

Fly from Da Nang to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Cat Ba Island). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, head off the coast to Castaway Island, and snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

1
night
Hanoi, Vietnam

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Food Tours
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison
54 Traditions Gallery ©
54 Traditions Gallery

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