26 days in Vietnam, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh Itinerary

26 days in Vietnam, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh Itinerary

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26 days in Vietnam, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh Itinerary

Start: Kingston, Canada
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
shuttle:  4​h
2
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + bus:  10​h 30​min
3
Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
4
Hanoi, Vietnam
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
9
Can Tho, Vietnam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Kingston, Canada


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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take a stroll through Old Quarter. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, explore the activities along West Lake, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ngoc Son Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Hanoi Police Museum.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary planner .

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. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Kingston to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
West Lake ©
West Lake

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dragon Legend.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off toSapa.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Dragon Legend ©
Dragon Legend

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls), take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, and finally make a trip to Cat Cat village. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, then make a trip to Terraced Rice Fields in Shin Chai Village, and then take a stroll through Ta Phin Village.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sapa trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Sapa takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

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hours
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hanoi online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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3
nights
Hue, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the activities along Perfume River, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hue travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

1
night
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge. On the next day, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Fishing Charters & Tours
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

5
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.
Get outdoors at Phnom Kulen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bayon Temple and Angkor Wat. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, and view the masterpieces at Jayav Art.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap holiday planner .

Fly from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Phnom Kulen National Park
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Kurata Pepper, contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then get some fabulous bargains at Factory Outlet Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, examine the collection at National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally view the masterpieces at Lotus Space.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Can Tho.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums Golf
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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Can Tho Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Tarot, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Can Tho day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Phnom Penh to Can Tho takes 6 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Can Tho can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Can Tho

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Can Tho Beach ©
Can Tho Beach
Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam
Museum of Tarot ©
Museum of Tarot

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning site .

Getting from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. November in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

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