18 days in Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

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18 days in Vietnam & Siem Reap Itinerary

Start: Kingston, Canada
train + Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
2
Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  10​h
3
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
shuttle:  30​min
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
8
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly + train:  28​h 30​min
End: Kingston, Canada

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hanoi holiday maker site .

Kingston, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Kingston to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Food Tours

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls), take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Cat Cat village. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Sapa Culture Museum and then appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapa trip planning app .

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Museums
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Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paradise Cruises, Indochina Junk and Dragon Legend.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Sapa to Halong Bay takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Paradise Cruises ©
Paradise Cruises
Dragon Legend ©
Dragon Legend
Indochina Junk ©
Indochina Junk

2
nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

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.
On the 1st (Sat), make a trip to Dragon Bridge.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Da Nang attractions planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours
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Food Tours
Dragon Bridge ©
Dragon Bridge

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hoi An fast, fun, and easy.

Hoi An is just a short distance from Da Nang. In December, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Food Tours as well as Mekong Trails. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Mekong Trails. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoi An in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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.
On the 6th (Thu), look for gifts at Georges Rhum Tasting Experience and then don't miss a visit to Pub Street. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Terrace of the Leper King, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap holiday site .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Shopping Breweries & Distilleries
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

1
night
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi
To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Hanoi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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