47 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

47 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
1
Can Tho, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
An Thoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
3
Kep, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Kampot, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h
6
Koh Rong, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
7
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  5 h 45 min
8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
9
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 30 min
10
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
11
Sapa, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Ferry:  10 h 30 min
12
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 17 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
End: Hanoi, Vietnam

2
nights
Can Tho, Vietnam

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Get some historical perspective at Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam and Pitu Khosa Rangsay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam and Museum of Tarot. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Ong Temple, pause for some photo ops at Ho Chi Minh Monument, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Can Tho route app.

Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho is an approximately 3- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Can Tho can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to An Thoi.

Things to do in Can Tho

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam
Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam ©
Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam

2
nights
An Thoi, Vietnam

An Thoi ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore May Rut Island and then get outside with Archipelago Anthoy. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Khem Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read An Thoi online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Can Tho to An Thoi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kep.

Things to do in An Thoi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Phu Quoc Island
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

1
night
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.
Kep National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Kep National Park, pause for some photo ops at Crab Statue, then step off the mainland to explore Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Black Cat Kep.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kep trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from An Thoi to Kep. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kampot.

Things to do in Kep

Nature Parks Museums
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Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island) ©
Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island)
Kep National Park
Kep National Park
Black Cat Kep ©
Black Cat Kep

3
nights
Kampot, Cambodia

Kampot ©
The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Farm Link, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bokor National Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Kampot Provincial Museum. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Catholic Church and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bokor Hill Station.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kampot trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Kep to Kampot takes an hour. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Kampot

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Bokor Hill Station ©
Bokor Hill Station
Bokor National Park ©
Bokor National Park
Kampot Art Gallery ©
Kampot Art Gallery

2
nights
Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihanoukville ©
Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Classic Car Showroom & Jewelry Boutique and then kick back and relax at Serendipity Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sihanoukville tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Kampot to Sihanoukville in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Koh Rong.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Serendipity Beach ©
Serendipity Beach
Ochheuteal Beach ©
Ochheuteal Beach
Classic Car Showroom & Jewelry Boutique ©
Classic Car Showroom & Jewelry Boutique

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 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Coconut Beach, then get your game on at Kohrong Blob Jump, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Rong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Jungle zoo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Set Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Koh Rong day trip planning tool.

Getting from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the 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

2
nights
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 15th (Wed), explore the activities along M'Pai Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Saracen Bay Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Koh Rong Light House.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Koh Rong Samloem trip itinerary planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Rong to Koh Rong Samloem in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Koh Rong Samloem

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

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nature cambodia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, and revel in the low prices at Factory Outlet Store.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Phnom Penh tour itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Koh Rong Samloem to Phnom Penh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. In April, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, look for gifts at OFF TRACK Accessories - handmade, fair, unique, and make a trip to Phimeanakas.

To plan Siem Reap vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to An Bang Beach and The Marble Mountains. Hoi An Ancient Town and Mỹ Sơn are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach and appreciate the extensive heritage of March Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hoi An road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Hoi An in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Siem Reap in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Hoi An, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mỹ Sơn, The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Giang Ta Chai Village and Ta Phin Village. Get in touch with nature at Fansipan Mountain and Y Linh Ho. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, stop by Hieu Stone, and make a trip to Quang Truong Square.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sapa trip builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Hoi An to Sapa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Y Linh Ho ©
Y Linh Ho

17
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.
Ba Vang Pagoda and Long Tien Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh and Pho Chieu Pagoda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halong Bay: Quan Lan (Quan Lan Beach & Minh Chau beach), Hai Phong (Du Hang Pagoda, Hoa Cuong Cave, &more) and Cat Ba (Cat Ba Island, Cat Ba National Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and step off the mainland to explore Ti Top Island.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Sapa to Halong Bay by combination of bus and ferry takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cat Ba, Hai Phong, Quan Lan, Uong Bi
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

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