19 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
2
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
3
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights

2
nights
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 23rd (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hanoi tour planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Hanoi is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lisbon to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Walking tours

2
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.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then have fun at Henna Art Hoi An, then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. March in Hoi An sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hue trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: add some adventure to your tour with Phong Nha Kayaking Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park journey builder.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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nights
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.
On the 1st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, witness the site of a historic battle at Ben Dinh Tunnels, and then view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, contemplate the long history of The Independence Palace, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then examine the collection at National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Lotus Space, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then have fun at Cambodia Fire Range.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Cambodia Fire Range ©
Cambodia Fire Range
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

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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.
Spend the 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap road trip planning site.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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