22 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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

— 5 nights

Temple Town

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 (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Pub Street.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap travel route planning app.

London, UK to Siem Reap is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Siem Reap. In March, Siem Reap is much hotter than London - with highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 9:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Charming City

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 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays 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 11th (Fri): look for gifts at A.N.D, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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 12th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then look for gifts at Lucy Henna, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In March in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa, savor the flavors at Beer Fridge, relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, and cast your line with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Duong Dong online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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 17th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip planner.

Getting from Duong Dong to Hoi An by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In March, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Hue, Vietnam

— 1 night
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 19th (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hue trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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 20th (Sun): explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, and then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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 (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi journey planner.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.