18 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles, United States
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  23 h
1
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

2
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.
When in Halong Bay, make a side trip to see Cat Ba Island in Cat Ba, approximately Cat Ba away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay holiday maker.

Los Angeles, USA to Halong Bay is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, car, and ferry. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Halong Bay due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and take a stroll through Old Quarter.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Siem Reap road trip site.

Getting from Hanoi to Siem Reap by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In March, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Central Market, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh online holiday planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Avalokiteshvara, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

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

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In March, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Hue (Thien Mu Pagoda & Imperial City) and Dragon Bridge (in Da Nang). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and view the masterpieces at Ha Ha - Art In Everything.

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Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, you will find days in Hoi An are slightly colder (88°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hue, Da Nang
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

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