58 days in Cambodia, Chiang Mai & Vietnam Itinerary

58 days in Cambodia, Chiang Mai & Vietnam Itinerary

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58 days in Cambodia, Chiang Mai & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  24​h
1
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kep, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Battambang, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 15​min
10
Da Lat, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
11
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
12
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1​h
14
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
15
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
16
Can Tho, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
17
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Montreal, Canada

5
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. Visit Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Wat Phnom for their historical value. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, stroll around Royal Palace Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk, and view the masterpieces at Lotus Space.

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Montreal, Canada to Phnom Penh is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Montreal to Phnom Penh due to the time zone difference. In March, Phnom Penh is much hotter than Montreal - with highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kep.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
Kep, Cambodia

Kep ©
The seaside resort of Kep boasts a relaxed and relaxing atmosphere, and a number of points of interest, both natural and man-made.
Take a break from the city and head to Kep National Park and Angkul Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Bo Tree Organic Farm & Pepper Plantation. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Phnom Kampong Trach Cave, look for gifts at The Kampot Pepper Shop, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kep Beach.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kep holiday site .

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Kep in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Kep

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kampot
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Kep Beach ©
Kep Beach
Kep National Park ©
Kep National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihanoukville ©
Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
Get in touch with nature at Otres Beach and Serendipity Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ream National Park and Classic Car Showroom & Jewelry Boutique. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Krom Temple and stop by Samudera.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Sihanoukville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kep to Sihanoukville in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Battambang.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Otres Beach ©
Otres Beach
Serendipity Beach ©
Serendipity Beach
Ream National Park ©
Ream National Park

3
nights
Battambang, Cambodia

The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battambang Bat Caves and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Food Tours and Ek Phnom Pagoda. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baha’i House of Worship, explore the world behind art at Tep Kao Sol Loeum Lorn Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at L'Atelier : Architecture Design, and browse the exhibits of Sangker Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Battambang driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sihanoukville to Battambang in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Battambang

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Battambang Bat Caves ©
Battambang Bat Caves
Food Tours

7
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.
Visiting Zipline and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Preah Khan and Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, steep yourself in history at Beng Mealea, and see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap travel route site .

Take a bus from Battambang to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Siem Reap Province
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Beng Mealea ©
Beng Mealea

4
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thai Elephant Home and Wat Si Suphan. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. Step out of Chiang Mai to go to Doi Suthep and see Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Siem Reap in March, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mae Taeng, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chua Tran Quoc and Temple of Literature & National University. Visit Old Quarter and St. Joseph's Cathedral for their historical value. Spend the 3rd (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. Make the 4th (Sat) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and kick back and relax at Quan Lan Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Hanoi online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Hanoi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
Visiting Sao Beach and Phu Quoc National Park will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Long Beach and Ho Quoc Temple. Step out of Duong Dong with an excursion to May Rut Island in An Thoi--about 1h 25 min away.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Duong Dong journey builder tool .

Getting from Hanoi to Duong Dong by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, An Thoi, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Phu Quoc National Park ©
Phu Quoc National Park

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nha Trang Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore hidden gems such as Hon Chong and Suoi Do Pagoda. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Nha Trang trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Nha Trang takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

2
nights
Da Lat, Vietnam

Da Lat ©
While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
On the 12th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Domaine de Marie Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, and then admire the verdant scenery at Datanla High Rope Course.

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Getting from Nha Trang to Da Lat by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Independence Palace and Tan Dinh Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Catholic Church Huyen Sy. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Artinus 3D Art Museum, examine the collection at FITO Museum, and take a stroll through Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City tour builder site .

Getting from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Tan Dinh Church ©
Tan Dinh Church

2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
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.
On your second day here, make a trip to Nine Dynastic Urns, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue online attractions planner .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, with highs in Hue at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Hoi An sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Da Nang vacation builder .

Take a shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Da Nang Catheral ©
Da Nang Catheral
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang ©
3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang

4
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.
Visiting Hạ Long Bay and Minh Chau beach will get you outdoors. Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh and Long Tien Pagoda are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Halong Bay to Quan Lan to see Quan Lan Beach about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge, and head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island.

Start your trip to Halong Bay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Da Nang to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Can Tho.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Quan Lan
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

3
nights
Can Tho, Vietnam

Can Tho ©
The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bat Pagoda and Vinh Hung Pagoda. Your inner history buff will appreciate Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam and Pitu Khosa Rangsay. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phat Hoc Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Ong Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam, and kick back and relax at Can Tho Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Can Tho trip website .

You can fly from Halong Bay to Can Tho in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Can Tho can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Can Tho

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Soc Trang
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Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam
Vinh Hung Pagoda ©
Vinh Hung Pagoda
Can Tho Beach ©
Can Tho Beach

2
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Wat Chantarangsay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha tho Da Minh.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Speed Boats Tours
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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