41 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

41 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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41 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
2
Sapa, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Ha Long, Vietnam
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 6 nights
bus:  5​h 15​min
7
Koh Rong, Cambodia
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
8
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia
— 1 night
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom


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5
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, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi day trip planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sin Cheng Market in Lao Cai (about 1h 35 min away). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, take a stroll through Giang Ta Chai Village, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hang Da Village.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sapa planning website .

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Ha Long.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sin Cheng Market
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Walking tours
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley

1
day
Ha Long, Vietnam

Ha Long
Hạ Long is the capital city and 1st-class provincial city of Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ha Long vacation planner.

You can drive from Sapa to Ha Long in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. You will leave for Hoi An on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Ha Long

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Da Nang (Lady Buddha, Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, & more) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, push the limits with an extreme tour, experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An day trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ha Long to Hoi An. In August in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

6
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a tour by water with Countryside Adventures.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City travel planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wat Moha Leap in Kampong Cham (about 1h 50 min away). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, hunt for treasures at Central Market, enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range, and head outdoors with Nature cambodia.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Koh Rong.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wat Moha Leap
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Walking tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

2
nights
Koh Rong, Cambodia

Koh Rong ©
A slice of paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Rong stands out as one of Cambodia's premier beachside escapes.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sok San Beach, then get to know the resident critters at Jungle zoo, then have some family-friendly fun at Kohrong Blob Jump, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Rong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Coconut Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Set Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Rong trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Phnom Penh to Koh Rong by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Koh Rong Samloem.

Things to do in Koh Rong

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Long Set Beach ©
Long Set Beach
Koh Rong ©
Koh Rong
Sok San Beach ©
Sok San Beach

1
night
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

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.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the activities along M'Pai Bay and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Koh Rong Samloem trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Koh Rong to Koh Rong Samloem takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Koh Rong Samloem

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
M'Pai Bay ©
M'Pai Bay

8
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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, spas, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the ancient world of Beng Mealea, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Siem Reap road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Rong Samloem to Siem Reap takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. August in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
Find places to stay Aug 24 — Sep 1:
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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