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
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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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
— 6 nights

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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 · Tours · Adventure · Museums
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History Museum
War Remnants Museum
4.4
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Government Building
The Independence Palace
3.9

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Con Son, Vietnam

Con Son ©

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 · Beaches · Wildlife
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.5
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Water Body
An Hai Lake
4.0

5
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Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
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 Green Hat Holiday. Visit Ong Lang Beach and Sao Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Duong Dong to go to An Thoi and see Bom Island, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Starfish Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Khem Beach, stop by From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop, and learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge.

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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Scuba / Snorkeling
Green Hat Holiday
5.0
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Outdoor Activity
Archipelago Anthoy
5.0

3
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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 Bai Tu Long Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Cat Ba Island, Cat Ba National Park, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay takes 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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Water Body
Hạ Long Bay
4.4
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Island
Cat Ba Island
3.9

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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 A Dong Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). Make the 14th (Sat) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, and contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip builder website.

Do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Side Trip

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Neighborhood
Old Quarter
4.4

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
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 The Duck Stop. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park vacation planning tool.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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

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World heritage site
Imperial City
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Architectural Building
Thien Mu Pagoda
4.3

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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: make a trip to The Marble Mountains, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, stroll through Cua Dai Beach Spa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An holiday planner.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Geologic Formation
The Marble Mountains
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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©

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 Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, delve into the distant past at Terrace of the Leper King, see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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Must see
Angkor Wat
4.8
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Ruin
Ta Prohm
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World heritage site
Bayon Temple
4.8

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