23 days in Vietnam & Phnom Penh Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam & Phnom Penh Itinerary

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23 days in Vietnam & Phnom Penh Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  13​h
1
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
2
Hai Phong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Ha Giang, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Moc Chau, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
8
Con Dao Islands, Vietnam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Pune, India


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2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hạ Long Bay and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore Halong Bay's surroundings by going to Cat Ba (Fishing Charters & Tours & Cat Ba Island).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay journey planner .

Pune, India to Halong Bay is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pune to Halong Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Hai Phong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

3
nights
Hai Phong, Vietnam

Haiphong is a major industrial city and the second largest city in the northern part of Vietnam. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Hoa Cuong Cave. Get some cultural insight at Ba Vang Pagoda and Pho Chieu Pagoda. Go for a jaunt from Hai Phong to Uong Bi to see Yen Tu Mountain about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Du Hang Pagoda, stroll through Do Son Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Hai Phong City Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hai Phong trip site .

You can take a bus from Halong Bay to Hai Phong in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hai Phong

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Uong Bi, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Yen Tu Mountain ©
Yen Tu Mountain
Ba Vang Pagoda ©
Ba Vang Pagoda

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fansipan Mountain and Love Waterfall. Get a sense of the local culture at Ta Phin Village and The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stop by Indigo Cat, appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, and make a trip to Cat Cat village.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Sapa trip builder site .

Drive from Hai Phong to Sapa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ha Giang.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Walking tours
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley

1
night
Ha Giang, Vietnam

Ha Giang ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Tea House of Baiyue Tribe.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ha Giang trip planning website .

Getting from Sapa to Ha Giang by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Moc Chau.

Things to do in Ha Giang

Museums
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Tea House of Baiyue Tribe ©
Tea House of Baiyue Tribe

1
night
Moc Chau, Vietnam

Moc Chau ©
Mộc Châu is a rural district of Sơn La Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Moc Chau Plateau, take a memorable drive along Moc Chau Tea Plantation, and then admire the sheer force of Dai Yem Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Moc Suong Tea Hill, explore the fascinating underground world of Bat Cave, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Pine forests of Ang.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Moc Chau tour planner .

You can drive from Ha Giang to Moc Chau in 9 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Moc Chau

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Dai Yem Waterfall ©
Dai Yem Waterfall
Moc Chau Tea Plantation ©
Moc Chau Tea Plantation
Pine forests of Ang ©
Pine forests of Ang

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi holiday maker app .

You can drive from Moc Chau to Hanoi in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

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

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Fri), stroll through An Bang Beach and then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, and finally snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hoi An trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Hanoi to Hoi An by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Con Dao Islands.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Da Nang
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An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture

3
nights
Con Dao Islands, Vietnam

Con Dao Islands ©
Van Son Pagoda and Hang Duong Cemetary will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Bãi Đầm Trầu and An Hai Lake. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Con Dao National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Con Dao Islands trip maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hoi An to Con Dao Islands in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Con Dao Islands

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Van Son Pagoda ©
Van Son Pagoda
Con Dao National Park ©
Con Dao National Park

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Wed), examine the collection at Drink Vietnam, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at The Independence Palace, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City travel route app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Con Dao Islands to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House, then get some fabulous bargains at Zando BKK1, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Phnom Penh itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
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Central Market ©
Central Market
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

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