27 days in Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

27 days in Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

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27 days in Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  15​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
4
Sapa, Vietnam
— 1 night
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 2 nights
bus:  9​h 30​min
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
10
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
11
Da Nang, Vietnam
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
13
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 15​min
14
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
15
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
16
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: London, United Kingdom


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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then browse the exhibits of Tired City Bao Khanh.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Hanoi holiday website .

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

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Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Keep things going the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

1
night
Hanoi, Vietnam

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hanoi tour planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
54 Traditions Gallery ©
54 Traditions Gallery

1
night
Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, then take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, and then don't miss a visit to Quang Truong Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church) and then admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sapa using our trip planner.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi
To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hanoi travel route planner.

You can drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. On the 31st (Thu), you're off toNinh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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2
nights
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.
On the 1st (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes, Head underground at Mua Caves, and then don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Tam Coc, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bai Dinh Pagoda, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoa Lu Temples.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ninh Binh travel route planner .

Getting from Hanoi to Ninh Binh by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): experience rural life at The Duck Stop, explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden and then Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and then contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue itinerary app .

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stop by Avana.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Nang planning site .

Getting from Hue to Da Nang by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Spas
Dragon Bridge ©
Dragon Bridge

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip builder tool .

Getting from Da Nang to Hoi An by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Spas Shopping
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Food Tours
Spas
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

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hours
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, then examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, and then take an in-depth tour of Da Nang Museum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Da Nang online day trip planner .

You can take a shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Nang

Museums Nature Parks
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Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Da Nang Museum ©
Da Nang Museum

2
nights
Nha Trang, Vietnam

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 10th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then browse the exhibits of DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip planner.

Getting from Da Nang to Nha Trang by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Statue of Avalokiteshvara and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels

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nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop, and finally make a trip to Sung Hung Pagoda. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Long Beach, then relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and then hunt for treasures at Duong Dong Market.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Duong Dong day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Phu Quoc Island
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Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sung Hung Pagoda ©
Sung Hung Pagoda

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

On the 14th (Thu), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Independence Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning site .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Spas
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Food Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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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, spas, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, don't miss a visit to Pub Street, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and delve into the distant past at Baphuon Temple.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap online itinerary maker .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

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