35 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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Fly to Phu Quoc International Airport, Drive to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 7 nights
Fly
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam — 5 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, make a trip to Cao Dai Temple, and cast your line with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong trip itinerary maker tool.

Launceston, Australia to Duong Dong is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Halong Bay, Vietnam — 2 nights

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.
On the 20th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at Le Parfum Spa and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay. On your second day here, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 5 nights

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 24th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, see Off-Road Tours, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam — 2 nights

Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) and then don't miss a visit to Phong Nha Caves. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park journey planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.
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Hue, Vietnam — 2 nights

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.
On the 29th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 3 nights

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.
When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Food Tours in Da Nang, approximately Da Nang away. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 7 nights

Temple Town

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.
Spend the 5th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, and don't miss a visit to Pub Street.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Siem Reap tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoi An in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Siem Reap: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to Phnom Penh.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 3 nights

Charming City

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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, stop by Mellow Linen, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

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Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 5 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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 14th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planner.

Drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. February in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.
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