60 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Malaysia Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Malaysia Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 7 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hue, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 6 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 8 nights
Fly
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 5 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Kuching, Malaysia
— 4 nights
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— 6 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Halong Bay is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa, and take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Halong Bay is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 7 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.
On the 14th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip planner.

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

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 15:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 4 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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Hue, Vietnam

— 5 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.
Spend the 21st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, make a trip to The Flag Tower, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hue road trip planning site.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 5 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.
Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hoi An day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hoi An are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 5 nights

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 2nd (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 3rd (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning site.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hoi An, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 4:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 6 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and look for gifts at La Porte du Cambodge.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Phnom Penh vacation planning website.

Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 4 — 10:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 8 nights

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 15th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 31°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 10 — 18:

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

— 5 nights
A holiday in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital and main gateway town, offers access to urban areas boasting a diverse and rapidly evolving set of malls, bars, and quality restaurants serving locally caught seafood.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kota Kinabalu: The Spa (in Tuaran) and Sabah (in Semporna). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Kinabalu Park. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu, get a dose of the wild on Bernice Holidays, step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island, and see majestic marine mammals with Glass Bottom Boat Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu journey planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Kota Kinabalu in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 23:

Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

— 1 night
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the views from Mulu Skywalk and then Head underground at Deer Cave.

Before you visit Gunung Mulu National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Kuching, Malaysia

— 4 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Bako National Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, and examine the collection at Sarawak Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuching visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching takes 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 6 nights

Garden City of Lights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Step out of Kuala Lumpur to go to Kajang and see Bondahaven, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, admire all the interesting features of Batu Caves, see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, and try out the rides at Sunway Lagoon.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip builder site.

You can fly from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur in 3.5 hours. May in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 3:

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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

4.1
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.

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.