30 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Con Son, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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 1st (Sun), contemplate the long history of The Independence Palace, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pedal to the sights with Bike Tours.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Ho Chi Minh City, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums

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Con Son, Vietnam

Devil's Island

Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hang Da Duc Me, enjoy the sand and surf at Bãi Đầm Trầu, then explore the activities along An Hai Lake, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Con Son day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Con Son

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

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Duong Dong, Vietnam

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Step out of the city life by going to Fingernail Island and Mui Ganh Dau Beach. Visit Ong Lang Beach and Starfish Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Duong Dong's surroundings by going to An Thoi (Bai Tắm Sao & Bom Island). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Green Hat Holiday, stop by From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Vung Bau Beach, and stroll through Long Beach.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Duong Dong holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Con Son to Duong Dong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Cat Ba National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Cat Ba Island & Trung Trang Cave). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay travel tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Old Quarter and TiredCity Hang Bong are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, take in the exciting artwork at A Dong Art Gallery, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip builder website.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hang Toi (Dark Cave). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, and relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Hue, Vietnam

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 19th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hue road trip planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Get some cultural insight at Hoi An Ancient Town and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Visit An Bang Beach and My Khe Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see Marian Shrine of the Lady of Tra Kieu about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and stroll through Cua Dai Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip maker tool.

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. November in Hoi An sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, delve into the distant past at Pre Rup, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of Angkor National Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap attractions planning tool.

Getting from Hoi An to Siem Reap by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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

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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.