9 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for gifts at Ambre, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then make a trip to Pub Street, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip planner.

London, UK to Siem Reap is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Siem Reap, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Siem Reap hover around 39°C and lows are around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

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 7th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, examine the collection at National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then stop by A.N.D, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Phnom Penh travel route planner.

Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

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.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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

Fly from Phnom Penh to Hoi An in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. In June, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature · Parks · Spas

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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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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.

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.