7 days in Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

7 days in Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

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7 days in Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Dong Hoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
night
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 19th (Thu), get curious at Vietnam National Museum of Nature, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary builder .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hanoi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Hanoi, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dong Hoi.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Vietnam National Museum of Nature ©
Vietnam National Museum of Nature
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Dong Hoi, Vietnam

Dong Hoi ©
The pleasant seaside and port town of Dong Hoi sits close to a World Heritage Site national park.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at The Duck Stop and then get in on the family fun at Bong Lai Rattan House.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dong Hoi trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Hanoi to Dong Hoi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Dong Hoi

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Bong Lai Rattan House
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Bong Lai Rattan House ©
Bong Lai Rattan House
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Hoi An driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Dong Hoi to Hoi An takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take a spin around town with OFF TRACK Accessories - handmade, fair, unique, delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip app .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Siem Reap takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hoi An in December: highs in Siem Reap hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

1
night
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.
To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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