17 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly to Sihanoukville, Ferry to Koh Rong
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Koh Rong, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Bus to Ha Long, 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
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 2 nights

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 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Terrace of the Elephants, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Pub Street.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Siem Reap is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Siem Reap due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Siem Reap hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Phnom Penh.
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Historic Sites

Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 2 nights

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.
On the 16th (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. On the next day, see the interesting displays at National Museum, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, look for gifts at D.Hindley, then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Phnom Penh day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Koh Rong.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Koh Rong, Cambodia — 2 nights

A slice of paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Rong stands out as one of Cambodia's premier beachside escapes.
On the 18th (Tue), make a trip to Koh Rong. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Jungle zoo and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Rong trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Phnom Penh to Koh Rong in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Duong Dong.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
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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.
On the next day, kick back and relax at Long Beach and then add some adventure to your tour with Truly Vietnam Travel.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Koh Rong to Duong Dong with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Hanoi.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip maker app.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for Halong Bay.
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Nature · Parks

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 24th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then step off the mainland to explore Castaway Island.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hanoi.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Hanoi, Vietnam — 2 nights

On the 27th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. See even more of Hanoi: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip builder.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

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.
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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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