16 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Taiwan Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Taiwan Itinerary

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16 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Naha, Japan
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h
6
Taitung City, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Naha, Japan

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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 find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online trip maker .

Naha, Japan to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Naha to Ho Chi Minh City. Traveling from Naha in May, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 30°C. You'll set off for Siem Reap on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Angkor National Museum and Preah Khan. You'll explore and learn at Cambodia Landmine Museum and War Museum Cambodia. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, stop by Louise Loubatieres, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

4
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.
You've now added Cham Island Diving to your itinerary. Visiting My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Mỹ Sơn and Cotic. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and view the masterpieces at Ly Ly Art Gallery.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

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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 the 9th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Imperial City, stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally pick up some local products at Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store. On your second day here, look for gifts at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop, contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, then take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hue attractions website .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Hue sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Taitung City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

2
nights
Taitung City, Taiwan

Taitung City ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by Natural Tasty Healthy Confections, see the interesting displays at Taitung Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Green Island Lighthouse, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Lvdaoshilang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Xiaoyeliu and then stroll through Nuwalian.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Taitung City trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Hanoi to Taitung City with the Route module. Traveling from Hanoi to Taitung City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taitung City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Taitung
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Highlights from your plan
Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian
Xiaoyeliu ©
Xiaoyeliu
Green Island Lighthouse ©
Green Island Lighthouse

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