24 days in Vietnam, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh Itinerary

24 days in Vietnam, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh Itinerary

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24 days in Vietnam, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  14​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
4
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + bus:  6​h
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
7
Da Nang, Vietnam
— Few hours
shuttle:  1​h
8
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
12
Can Tho, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
13
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
14
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland

3
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.
You've added Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Ho Chi Minh Museum, St. Joseph's Cathedral, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, and contemplate the long history of Presidential Palace Historical Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary website .

Amsterdam, Holland to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Hanoi is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
day
Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoa Lu Temple as well as Tam Coc. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoa Lu Temple, don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda, then make a trip to Tam Coc, and finally Head underground at Trang An Grottoes.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ninh Binh driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

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Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc
Bich Dong Pagoda ©
Bich Dong Pagoda

1
night
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi
To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Hanoi online attractions planner .

Getting from Ninh Binh to Hanoi by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. On the 5th (Wed), you're off toHalong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip maker .

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paradise Cave. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll through Phong Nha Caves, explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park attractions app .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 16.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

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.
You've added Thanh Toan Bridge, Dong Ba Market, Dieu De Pagoda, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, explore the world behind art at Museum of Royal Antiquities, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, contemplate the long history of Tiger Arena, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hue day trip website .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tomb of Khai Dinh
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Khai Dinh ©
Tomb of Khai Dinh

few
hours
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture as well as Hai Van Pass. On the 10th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Hai Van Pass, then see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, and then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Da Nang day trip website .

Traveling by bus from Hue to Da Nang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Hai Van Pass
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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture
Hai Van Pass ©
Hai Van Pass

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mỹ Sơn, Chua Phap Bao Pagoda, Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), and other attractions. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then steep yourself in history at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Phap Bao Pagoda, and finally snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An road trip planning tool .

Getting from Da Nang to Hoi An by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In February in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mỹ Sơn
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Angkor National Museum as well as War Museum Cambodia. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and finally don't miss a visit to Pub Street.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Siem Reap planner .

Fly from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoi An in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Siem Reap, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wat Ounalom, Silver Pagoda and Sisowath Quay. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Silver Pagoda, examine the collection at National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ounalom, and finally make a trip to Sisowath Quay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

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

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ho Chi Minh City Museum, The Independence Palace, Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), and other attractions. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. February in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Can Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

1
night
Can Tho, Vietnam

Can Tho ©
The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Ong Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Can Tho online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Can Tho can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Can Tho

Shopping
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Cai Rang Floating Market ©
Cai Rang Floating Market
Ong Temple ©
Ong Temple

2
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, shopping, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong route tool .

Traveling by flight from Can Tho to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City
For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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