18 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Da Nang
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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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.
Head to A Dong Art Gallery and Tired City Bao Khanhfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Climbing Tours and Quan Lan Beach. Make the 9th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi planning app.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Hanoi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Hanoi is 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, then revel in the low prices at Ha Long Pearl, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cat Co 1 Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Da Nang, Vietnam

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, then stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phac Hat Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then enjoy the sand and surf at My Khe Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nha Tho An Hoa Da Nang.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Da Nang trip tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In November in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Hue, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh and Thien Mu Pagoda. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Imperial City and Nine Dynastic Urns. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, browse the eclectic array of goods at Dong Ba Market, and view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue travel planner.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hue takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In November in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Cao Dai Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Bai Tắm Sao and Khem Beach. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with Alfa Tours , stroll through Long Beach, stop by From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop, and pick up some local products at Floating Village Rach Vem.

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

Traveling by flight from Hue to Duong Dong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver and Angkor National Museum. Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Preah Ngok, and brush up on your military savvy at War Museum Cambodia.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip builder website.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Siem Reap in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
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.