21 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

21 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Bus to Da Nang Central Bus Station, Fly to Van Don, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Thu), delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Cambodia Landmine Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then don't miss a visit to Pub Street, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap online vacation planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Siem Reap is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Siem Reap is 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dubai in September; daily highs in Siem Reap reach 37°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 3 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.
On the 4th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then stop by JUNGLE &jardin, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, admire the landmark architecture of Central Market, examine the collection at National Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Phnom Penh itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ben Duoc Memorial Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and finally learn insider's secrets on Saigon Vibes Tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City holiday maker app.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. September in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

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.
On the 8th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Tra Que Minty Garden, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then enjoy some diversion at Henna Art Hoi An, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An day trip planning tool.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Hoi An are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Hue, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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.
Spend the 10th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hue route 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 September, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hue

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Cat Ba Island & Cat Ba National Park). On the 13th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, head off the coast to Ti Top Island, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip builder site.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Hue to Halong Bay in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ninh Binh (Bich Dong Pagoda & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Bai Dinh Pagoda (in Gia Sinh). On the 17th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21: