53 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

53 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— Few hours
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Con Son, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Can Tho, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 14 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
5
Kep, Cambodia
— 6 nights
Drive:  45 min
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Kampot, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h
8
Koh Rong, Cambodia
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
9
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
10
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
11
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
12
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
13
Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
14
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h
15
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h
End: Hanoi, Vietnam

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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.
Plan my Ho Chi Minh City trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

If you are flying in from Vietnam, the closest major aiport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 1st (Wed), you're off to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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Con Son, Vietnam

Con Son ©
Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along An Hai Lake, thenhead outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then steep yourself in history at Con Dao Prison.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Con Son trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Can Tho.

Things to do in Con Son

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Con Dao Prison ©
Con Dao Prison
Scuba & Snorkeling
An Hai Lake ©
An Hai Lake

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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 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Tarot and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Ho Chi Minh Monument, hunt for treasures at Cai Rang Floating Market, admire the striking features of Munirangsyaram Pagoda, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Pitu Khosa Rangsay, thenmake a trip to Hai Ba Trung Street, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam.

Find out how to plan Can Tho trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Con Son to Can Tho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. April in Can Tho sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Can Tho

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam ©
Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam

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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.
Visit Ho Quoc Temple and Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau and Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda. Explore Duong Dong's surroundings by going to An Thoi (Sao Beach, Gam Ghi Island, &more) and Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau). Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Phu Quoc National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ong Lang Beach, kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach, tee off at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, and take in the dramatic scenery at Phu Quoc Waterfall.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Duong Dong sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Can Tho to Duong Dong takes 3 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 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kep.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, An Thoi, Ganh Dau, Duong To, Ham Ninh
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Phu Quoc National Park ©
Phu Quoc National Park

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Kep, Cambodia

Kep
The seaside resort of Kep boasts a relaxed and relaxing atmosphere, and a number of points of interest, both natural and man-made.
Get in touch with nature at Kep Beach and Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a taste of life in the country at Ranch of the Plantation, make a trip to Samathi Pagoda, and stop by Kep Crab Market.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kep trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Duong Dong to Kep with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Kampot.

Things to do in Kep

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kep National Park
Kep National Park
Kep Beach ©
Kep Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Kampot, Cambodia

Kampot ©
The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Farm Link, explore the striking landscape of Bokor National Park, and then take in the views from Old Bridge.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kampot trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kep to Kampot takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Kampot

Parks Nature
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Bokor National Park ©
Bokor National Park
Farm Link ©
Farm Link
Old Bridge ©
Old Bridge

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihanoukville ©
Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Independence Beach as well as Sihanoukville Guide Service. Visit Otres Beach and Ochheuteal Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Classic Car Showroom & Jewelry Boutique and Otres Art Studio. There's more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sihanoukville trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kampot to Sihanoukville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Rong.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Otres Beach ©
Otres Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ochheuteal Beach ©
Ochheuteal Beach

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Koh Rong, Cambodia

Koh Rong ©
A slice of paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Rong stands out as one of Cambodia's premier beachside escapes.
Visiting Coconut Beach and Sok San Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Set Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jungle zoo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and don't miss a visit to Koh Rong.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Koh Rong trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong in 1.5 hours. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Koh Rong Samloem.

Things to do in Koh Rong

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Long Set Beach ©
Long Set Beach
Sok San Beach ©
Sok San Beach
Koh Rong ©
Koh Rong

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Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

Koh Rong Samloem ©
Located just a 10-minute boat ride from Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem is home to just 300 people--it remains relatively unspoiled by tourism, featuring wide, white-sand beaches and thick swathes of jungle.
Escape the urban bustle at Saracen Bay Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along M'Pai Bay and enjoy the sea views from Koh Rong Light House.

Discover how to plan a Koh Rong Samloem trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Rong to Koh Rong Samloem in 2.5 hours. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Koh Rong Samloem

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Highlights from your plan
Saracen Bay Beach ©
Saracen Bay Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
M'Pai Bay ©
M'Pai Bay

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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.
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Royal Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and revel in the low prices at Factory Outlet Store.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Koh Rong Samloem to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in May, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Highlights from your plan
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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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.
On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, thenexplore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Angkor Thom ©
Angkor Thom
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Cham Island Tours - Day Tours. Visiting The Marble Mountains and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach Spa. Change things up with a short trip to Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District (about 1h 15 min away). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An attractions tool.

Fly from Siem Reap to Hoi An in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Hoi An sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mỹ Sơn, The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
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An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fansipan Mountain and Muong Hoa Valley. Get a sense of the local culture at Giang Ta Chai Village and The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire all the interesting features of Deo Tram Ton, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Y Linh Ho, and make a trip to Quang Truong Square.

Plan trip to Sapa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Hoi An to Sapa by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Highlights from your plan
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, thenstop by Old Quarter, and then steep yourself in history at Memorial House - Ho Chi Minh. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of TiredCity Hang Bong, thenexplore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), thencontemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and finally don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip builder.

Getting from Sapa to Hanoi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

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

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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.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip planner.

Take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the bus back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Tours
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

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