45 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

45 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Battambang, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Taxi to Da Nang, Train to Hue
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Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Billund

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 5 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.
Head to Central Market and AEON MALL Sen Sok Cityfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Phnom Penh Taxi Expert. Go for a jaunt from Phnom Penh to Kandal Steung to see Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, browse the different shops at WB Arena, and browse the exhibits of Din Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip maker site.

Billund, Denmark to Phnom Penh is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. In January, Phnom Penh is warmer than Billund - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Battambang.
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Battambang, Cambodia — 2 nights

The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
Get a sense of the local culture at HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography and Wat Banan Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ek Phnom Pagoda. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Romcheik 5 Art Space & Cafe, take an in-depth tour of Mrs. Bun Roeung's Ancient House, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Battambang vacation builder app.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Battambang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Phnom Penh, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Battambang, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 4 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ambre and Made in Cambodia Market. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple. Spend the 16th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

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Traveling by car from Battambang to Siem Reap takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Battambang in January: highs in Siem Reap hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Vietnam — 6 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
For shopping fun, head to The Vietnamese Artists or Floating Village Rach Vem. Visiting Truly Vietnam Travel and May Rut Island will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duong Dong: Gam Ghi Island (in An Thoi) and Anmai Spa (in Cua Can). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Phu Quoc National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, tour the pleasant surroundings at Starfish Beach, and indulge your taste buds at Beer Fridge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Siem Reap to Duong Dong in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 4 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at War Remnants Museum and Vietnam Silver House. Shop till you drop at Ben Thanh Market and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, browse the exhibits of Coeverything, view the masterpieces at Lotus Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City holiday planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang, Vietnam — 3 nights

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Po Nagar Cham Towers and Nha Tho Nui. Do your shopping at Long Thanh Photo Studio and Mai Loc Photo Gallery. Spend the 31st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Legendary Chocolatier.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Gallery 180. Take a break from the city and head to The Marble Mountains and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, cast your line with a fishing tour, view the masterpieces at Vietnam Cultural Exchange, and don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hoi An day trip tool.

Getting from Nha Trang to Hoi An by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hue.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Imperial City and Gakka Art Gallery. Spend the 7th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda and contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hue tour planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In February in Hue, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam — 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Phong Nha Caves and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

Make your Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quarter and Empty Wall Gallery. Head to 54 Traditions Gallery and Thien Son Plazafor plenty of shopping. Spend the 12th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi planner.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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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 17th (Fri): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba Island. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay online road trip 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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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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