21 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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Start: Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Fly:  3 h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
7
Con Dao Islands, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pho Linh Temple, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary maker tool.

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar to Hanoi is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Hanoi, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University

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 the 24th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then make a trip to The Flag Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue driving holiday planning site.

Fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. December in Hue sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

3
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.
Mỹ Sơn and The Tran Family Home and Chapel will appeal to history buffs. We've included these beaches for you: An Bang Beach and My Khe Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, look for gifts at Song Leather, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and stroll through The Marble Mountains.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An visit app.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
The Tran Family Home and Chapel ©
The Tran Family Home and Chapel

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Ta Prohm and Viti's Tuk Tuk & Car Driver are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom South Gate, and admire the striking features of Banteay Kdei.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoi An in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Siem Reap: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Shopping
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Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

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 2nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, see the interesting displays at National Museum, view the masterpieces at Lotus Space, admire the striking features of Central Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Serkal Mosque.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Phnom Penh route planner.

Fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
We've included these beaches for you: Ong Lang Beach and Long Beach. Step out of Duong Dong with an excursion to Sao Beach in An Thoi--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thom Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong travel planning website.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Duong Dong in 4 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 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Con Dao Islands.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Con Dao Islands, Vietnam

Con Dao Islands ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Van Son Pagoda, then contemplate the waterfront views at An Hai Lake, and then kick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Dung Beach.

Plan my day in Con Dao Islands using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Duong Dong to Con Dao Islands in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Con Dao Islands

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Van Son Pagoda ©
Van Son Pagoda
Ong Dung Beach ©
Ong Dung Beach

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 9th (Thu): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at The Independence Palace, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Con Dao Islands to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Food Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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