36 days in Vietnam, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh Itinerary

36 days in Vietnam, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh Itinerary

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36 days in Vietnam, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh Itinerary

Start: Saskatoon, Canada
Fly:  25​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Cat Ba, Vietnam
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
5
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Saskatoon, Canada

4
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Hang Quat Street (Street of Fans) has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Center and K S and Friends Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Thang Long Art Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary maker tool .

Saskatoon, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 13 hour difference. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Shopping
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Thang Long Art Gallery ©
Thang Long Art Gallery
Hang Quat Street (Street of Fans) ©
Hang Quat Street (Street of Fans)

2
nights
Cat Ba, Vietnam

Cat Ba
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cat Ba itinerary planning website .

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba takes 2.5 hours. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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3
nights
Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trang An Grottoes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Keo Pagoda and then explore the activities along Trang An Grottoes.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ninh Binh trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cat Ba to Ninh Binh by bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will leave for Hoi An on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nam Dinh, Keo Pagoda, Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral
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Keo Pagoda ©
Keo Pagoda
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes

8
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes A Dong Silk Tailors, Gioan Cooking Class, Non Nuoc Beach, and other attractions. Step out of the city life by going to An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Shop till you drop at Central Market and Ly Ly Art Gallery. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains and don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ninh Binh to Hoi An in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In March, Hoi An is somewhat warmer than Ninh Binh - with highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Da Nang
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An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
A Dong Silk Tailors ©
A Dong Silk Tailors

4
nights
Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang ©
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 list of things to see and do now includes Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, JeepVN, Chocolate Factory Nha Trang, and other attractions.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Tours Outdoors Spas
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Thap Ba Mud Bath ©
Thap Ba Mud Bath
Tea House in Nha Trang ©
Tea House in Nha Trang

4
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City travel planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will leave for Siem Reap on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping
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Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

4
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Angkor Temple Tour, Angkor Smiling Tour, Butterfly Tours, and other attractions. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Artisans Angkor.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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Butterfly Tours ©
Butterfly Tours
Angkor Smiling Tour ©
Angkor Smiling Tour
Angkor Special Tours ©
Angkor Special Tours

4
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Royal Palace, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Phnom Penh Tuk Tuk ©
Phnom Penh Tuk Tuk
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

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