26 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

26 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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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 Hanoi Airport, Bus to Sapa
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Can Tho, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Quarter and Ngoc Son Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Literature & National University and Hanoi Police Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, and steep yourself in history at Presidential Palace Historical Site.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi sightseeing planner.

Kingston, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kingston to Hanoi is 12 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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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.
You've now added Dragon Legend to your itinerary.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip app.

Traveling by shuttle from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel to Sapa.
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Sapa, Vietnam — 2 nights

A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls), stroll through Love Waterfall, then make a trip to Fansipan Mountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Cat Cat village. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, don't miss a visit to Terraced Rice Fields in Shin Chai Village, and then take a stroll through Ta Phin Village.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapa trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Sapa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, taxi, train, and bus. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hanoi.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Hanoi, Vietnam

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Sapa to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to Hue.
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Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nightlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the activities along Perfume River, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hoi An.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to fly to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 5 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.
Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Phnom Kulen National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, delve into the distant past at Pre Rup, contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap online attractions planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Phnom Penh.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Kurata Pepper, contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then revel in the low prices at Factory Outlet Store. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lotus Space.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip planning site.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Can Tho.
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Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Museums
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Can Tho, Vietnam — 2 nights

Capital of the West

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): kick back and relax at Can Tho Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum of Tarot, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Can Tho day trip planning website.

Drive from Phnom Penh to Can Tho in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In November in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Mekong Delta travel guide

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Flea Markets · Kayaking & Canoeing · Landmarks
Interlaced with rivers and canals feeding rice-growing plains and lush wetlands, the Mekong Delta impresses with its bustling floating metropolis. Tours of the Mekong Delta revolve around boat trips to floating markets and even whole towns on stilts, and trips to tranquil inland villages with slow, traditional lifestyles. As the rice bowl of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta offers foodies plenty to sink their teeth into: tours of rice paddies and orchards, fresh produce from floating stands, and delicious freshwater fish dishes. Other possibilities for a Mekong Delta itinerary include temples with ornate pagodas, wartime bunkers, and mangrove forests sheltering rare waterfowl and migratory birds.
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