21 days in Vietnam, Phnom Penh & Siem Reap Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam, Phnom Penh & Siem Reap Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
6
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— Few hours

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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.
On the 4th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Quarter, see Off-Road Tours, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online tour itinerary planner.

Calgary, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): skim along the rocks with Phat Tire Ventures, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then browse the handmade items at Henna Art Hoi An, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Hoi An are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch ©
Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch

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Da Lat, Vietnam

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Da Lat is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, take in the dramatic scenery at Datanla Falls, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Da Lat trip app.

Fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, gain some tasty knowledge on Saigon Vibes Tour, look for gifts at Thuy Design House, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City day trip app.

You can fly from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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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 17th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Cambodia Fire Range, stop by A.N.D, contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then make a trip to Kurata Pepper, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Phnom Penh driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
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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.
On the 19th (Mon), look for gifts at Cambolac Art For The People, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Terrace of the Leper King, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom South Gate.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the galleries of Drink Vietnam and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip site.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Shopping · Museums
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Food Tours
Drink Vietnam ©
Drink Vietnam

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