31 days in Cambodia, Beijing & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

31 days in Cambodia, Beijing & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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31 days in Cambodia, Beijing & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
Fly:  12 h
1
Beijing, China
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 30 min
2
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Bus:  5 h 30 min
4
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Bus:  9 h 30 min
5
Kratie, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Sen Monorom, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Bus:  5 h 30 min
7
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Bus:  5 h 45 min
8
Chi Phat, Cambodia
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Ferry:  7 h 15 min
9
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  3 h 30 min
10
Kampot, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
11
Kep, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 45 min
13
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Copenhagen, Denmark

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night
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
You've now added Juyong Pass of Great Wall to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see Juyong Pass of Great Wall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Beijing itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Beijing is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Beijing due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Copenhagen, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Beijing, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 21°C. You'll set off for Ho Chi Minh City on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites
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Juyong Pass of Great Wall ©
Juyong Pass of Great Wall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

Getting from Beijing to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Beijing in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ho Chi Minh City, with lows around 29°C. You'll set off for Siem Reap on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas
Emperor Jade Pagoda ©
Emperor Jade Pagoda

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Nature Discovery Center of Cambodia and Cavar Biking Siem Reap. Get some historical perspective at Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, see the interesting displays at Cambodia Landmine Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the exciting artwork at Jayav Art.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sen Monorom to Siem Reap takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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 4th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, engage your brain at Kids City, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and finally have fun at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center.

Discover how to plan a Phnom Penh trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Kratie.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

3
nights
Kratie, Cambodia

Kratie ©
The small town of Kratie sits on the banks of the Mekong and, despite its modest proportions, acts as the capital of the rural province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): head outdoors with Kampi, then get outside with Mekong River Dolphin, and then stroll through Mekong Turtle Conservation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Wat Rokar Kandal, then head off the coast to Koh Trong, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kratie trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Phnom Penh to Kratie in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Sen Monorom.

Things to do in Kratie

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Mekong River Dolphin ©
Mekong River Dolphin
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Koh Trong ©
Koh Trong

2
nights
Sen Monorom, Cambodia

Sen Monorom ©
The capital and only major settlement in the vast, verdant Mondulkiri province, Sen Monorom manages to retain a laid-back, rural charm, in spite of an increase in development.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pu Long Waterfall. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Romnea Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seima Protection Forest, and make a trip to Phnom DoKramom.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sen Monorom trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kratie to Sen Monorom takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Sen Monorom

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Bousra Waterfall ©
Bousra Waterfall
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dakdam Waterfall ©
Dakdam Waterfall

1
night
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh
Take the guesswork out of planning a Phnom Penh vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Sen Monorom to Phnom Penh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Chi Phat.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Nightlife Shopping
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3
nights
Chi Phat, Cambodia

Chi Phat
Chi Phat is known for trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight with Chi Phat - Day Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chi Phat attractions planning website .

Take a bus from Phnom Penh to Chi Phat in 6 hours. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Koh Rong Samloem.

Things to do in Chi Phat

Parks Wildlife Tours
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nights
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 Scuba & Snorkeling and M'Pai Bay. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Saracen Bay Beach and enjoy the sea views from Koh Rong Light House.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Rong Samloem travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong Samloem takes 1.5 hours. On the 19th (Sun), you're off toKampot.

Things to do in Koh Rong Samloem

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Saracen Bay Beach ©
Saracen Bay Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
M'Pai Bay ©
M'Pai Bay

3
nights
Kampot, Cambodia

Kampot ©
The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bokor Hill Station and Old Catholic Church. Visiting Anlung Pring Community led Ecotourism and Bokor National Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at La Plantation and take in the exciting artwork at Kampot Art Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kampot visit planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Koh Rong Samloem to Kampot in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Kep.

Things to do in Kampot

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bokor National Park ©
Bokor National Park
Anlung Pring Community led Ecotourism ©
Kampot Art Gallery ©
Kampot Art Gallery

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nights
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.
Visiting Kep Beach and Kep National Park will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kep Butterfly Farm, and stop by Kep Crab Market.

Plan my day in Kep using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Can Tho to Kep in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koh Rong Samloem.

Things to do in Kep

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

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hours
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): head outdoors with Nature cambodia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, and then examine the collection at National Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh online trip maker .

You can drive from Kep to Phnom Penh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Nature cambodia ©
Nature cambodia
National Museum ©
National Museum
Wat Phnom ©
Wat Phnom

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nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ben Dinh Tunnels as well as Phap Viện Minh Dang Quang. On the 25th (Sat), make a trip to Ben Dinh Tunnels, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Phap Viện Minh Dang Quang, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Museums
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Phap Viện Minh Dang Quang ©
Phap Viện Minh Dang Quang

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