42 days in Philippines, Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

42 days in Philippines, Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 3 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Mactan–Cebu
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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
— 4 nights
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Coron, Philippines
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Dude's Island Activities, make a trip to Motag Living Museum, and browse the different shops at E Mall.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boracay trip planning tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Boracay is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Boracay. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in November: high temperatures in Boracay hover around 33°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Lapu Lapu, Philippines

Learn about the first encounters and a historical clash of civilizations by exploring the shrines and monuments dedicated to the Spanish explorer Fernando Magellan and Lapu Lapu, the city's eponymous hero who defeated him.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lapu Lapu: Cebu City (Basilica del Santo Nino & Magellan's Cross). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Cebu Happy World Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Island Central Mactan, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get outside with Ocean Gems Academy.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lapu Lapu trip planner.

Getting from Boracay to Lapu Lapu by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Boracay in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Lapu Lapu, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Coron, Philippines

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Coron is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Cheron Island, pause for some serene contemplation at San Agustin Parish Church, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Coron trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lapu Lapu to Coron takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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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 13th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with Countryside Adventures. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Coron to Ho Chi Minh City in 8.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Coron to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duong Dong: May Rut Island (in An Thoi) and Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for gifts at All Good Things Phu Quoc, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, have fun at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range, and don't miss a visit to Central Market.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh travel planner.

Getting from Duong Dong to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. December in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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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.
Spend the 24th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Da Nang (Food Tours & Dragon Bridge) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An planning website.

Getting from Siem Reap to Hoi An by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Siem Reap in December: highs in Hoi An hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hue online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoi An in December, expect nights in Hue to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

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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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, Head underground at Tien Son Cave, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online holiday builder.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

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.
On the 6th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planner.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You will leave for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Philippines travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.

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.

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.