15 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly to Van Don, 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
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pub Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, and finally explore the ancient world of Terrace of the Elephants.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap online vacation planner.

Pune, India to Siem Reap is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Siem Reap is 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, examine the collection at National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Phnom Penh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 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 (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and stop by The House of Saigon.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in November, plan for little chillier days in Hoi An, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then relax and rejuvenate at Royal Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hoi An to Halong Bay takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Spas · Tours

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, stop by Le Chalet Cafe, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi journey maker app.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
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.

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.