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2 Weeks In Vietnam And Cambodia: Ultimate Guide To Explore The Best Of Both Countries

April 26, 2024 - 55 views

Welcome to Vietnam and Cambodia - Magnetic lands of enchantment in Indochina waiting to be explored!

This comprehensive guide will offer you the best 2-week itinerary to the two Southeast Asian gems, covering all the most popular must-see spots, as well as great places to stay in each destination and helpful insider tips.

2 Weeks In Vietnam And Cambodia Ultimate Guide To Explore The Best Of Both Countries

  • The best time to travel to Vietnam and Cambodia is during the dry season from November to April, offering pleasant weather for outdoor activities
  • US dollars are widely accepted in both countries, especially in major cities
  • English is spoken to some extent in tourist areas, but you should learn some basic phrases in the local language
  • Remember to bring a small insect repellent to protect yourself from mosquitoes
  • Grab is available in both countries, making it easier for you to get around
  • The average cost for a 2-week Vietnam and Cambodia tour is from US $1400/ pax, which can vary depending on the accommodation and included activities

If you are a first-timer to Vietnam and Cambodia, 2 weeks is a perfect travel time to get an overall insight into the two countries’ rich cultures, heroic histories, and incredible natural heritages.

Having a special S-shaped strip of land, Vietnam offers diverse cultures, flavorsome local cuisine, and unique landscapes from North to South, while Cambodia is famous for its mysterious ancient temples and ruins.

In 2 weeks, this recommended Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary will help you uncover the best of these countries, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Let’s take a look at the overview of our day-to-day itinerary:

Day Highlights
Day 1 - 2 Discover the Hidden Gems of Hanoi
Day 3 - 4
Indulge in Halong Bay's Natural Splendor On A Cruise
Day 5 - 6
Embrace the Allure of Hoi An Ancient Town
Day 7 - 8
Unveil the Energetic Charms of Ho Chi Minh City
Day 9 - 11
Embark on an Epic Journey in the Mekong Delta
Day 12
Venture to the Heart of Phnom Penh
Day 13 - 14
Immerse Yourself in the Richness of Siem Reap

 

Day 1 - 2: Discover the Hidden Gems of Hanoi

For the first two days of your adventure, you can begin from the capital of Vietnam - Hanoi, which is a vibrant city offering a delightful blend of historical spots, bustling 36 Old Streets, and flavorful Vietnamese cuisine.

Bustling Street Life Of Hanoi Old Quarter

Bustling Street Life Of Hanoi Old Quarter

Featuring a somewhat nostalgic vibe, the city attracts foreigners with vibrant local lifestyles and narrow streets filled with shops. You can just immerse yourself in the bustling ambiance of the Old Quarter, try street food at local stalls, or pass by some colorful souvenir shops and buy some Vietnamese traditional handicrafts.

Each Street Was Traditionally Specialized In One Type Of Trade Such As Silk

Each Street Was Traditionally Specialized In One Type Of Trade Such As Silk

Must-visit Places

  • Temple of Literature (Entrance fee: US $3)

Also called ‘Van Mieu’, this historical temple is dedicated to Confucius and Vietnam's first national university.

Coming here, you are able to explore its peaceful courtyards and admire the traditional architecture that has been preserved through centuries.

Temple Of Literature A Symbol Of Education And Literature In Vietnam

Temple Of Literature A Symbol Of Education And Literature In Vietnam

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Entrance fee: US $1)

The mausoleum is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the revolutionary leader and first President of Vietnam, reflecting the deep respect of the Vietnamese people for the leader who led the country to independence.

Visiting this site, you can observe an impressive structure surrounded by beautiful gardens, featuring around 250 different species of plants and flowers from various regions of Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum The Final Resting Place Of President Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum The Final Resting Place Of President Ho Chi Minh

  • Hoa Lo Prison (Entrance fee: US $2, Audio guide: US $4)

Used to be one of the most brutal prisons in Indochina, this frightening prison offers a glimpse into Vietnam's history during the French colonial period and the Vietnam War with exhibits and stories of those who were imprisoned there.

Hoa Lo Prison Originally Built By The French Colonists For Political Prisoners

Hoa Lo Prison Originally Built By The French Colonists For Political Prisoners

  • One Pillar Pagoda (Free admission)

The pagoda is one of the most well-known historic Buddhist temples in Hanoi due to its unique architecture, resembling a lotus blossom emerging from the water atop a single stone pillar.

NOTE: It’s important to dress properly when visiting sacred places. Wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees, as well as avoid revealing clothes.

One Pillar Pagoda Is Considered A Symbol Of Hanoi

One Pillar Pagoda Is Considered A Symbol Of Hanoi

Best Things To Try

  • Water Puppet Show (From US $8/ ticket)

Place to see: Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, 57B Dinh Tien Hoang Street, facing Hoan Kiem Lake.

The water puppet show is a unique Vietnamese performance that dates back centuries, in which you can witness the traditional art of water puppetry. Learn more about the distinctive culture of North Vietnam as colorful puppets dance and tell stories on water.

Water Puppet Show Was Initially Performed In Flooded Rice Fields After The Annual Harvest

Water Puppet Show Was Initially Performed In Flooded Rice Fields After The Annual Harvest

  • West Lake

If you prefer peace instead of the bustle in the Old Quarter, you should choose to take a leisure stroll along the bank of West Lake, where various lovely cafes and lakeside restaurants offer delicious drinks and flavorful local food.

West Lake Is The Largest Freshwater Lake In Hanoi

West Lake Is The Largest Freshwater Lake In Hanoi

Maison de Tet Decor

Address: 58 Tu Hoa, Quang An, Tay Ho

Price range: From US $4

6 Degrees

Address: 189 Nghi Tam, Yên Phu, Tay Ho

Price range: From US $4

Maii Bistro

Address: 46 Lac Long Quan, Tay Ho

Price range: From US $5

  • Ta Hien Street

Often referred to as Beer Street, Ta Hien is the most vibrant part of Hanoi’s Old Quarter when the night falls. Famous for its energetic atmosphere, this place has become a favorite spot for both locals and tourists to enjoy the nightlife with lively bars and pubs.

Ta Hien Street Is Often Referred To As Beer Street (Cre Flickr)

Ta Hien Street Is Often Referred To As Beer Street (Cre: Flickr)

The Blues Bar

Address: 2B Ta Hien, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem

Price range: From US $3

Hidden Pub Hanoi

Address: 12 Ta Hien, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem

Price range: From US $4

Local Bar

Address: 16 Ta Hien, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem

Price range: From US $4

  • Pedestrian Street Area around Hoan Kiem Lake: 

Open every weekend from 19:00 on Friday to midnight on Sunday, you can experience the unique atmosphere of the city’s heart by simply taking a leisurely walk, enjoying the street food, or even heading to the Night Market for some mementos.

Pedestrian Street Area Around Hoan Kiem Lake

Pedestrian Street Area Around Hoan Kiem Lake

Great Places To Stay

Local tip for you: you should choose the hotels located in Hanoi Old Quarter. It’s the soul of Hanoi, convenient for travelers to travel to the most highlighted attractions of the city.

The accommodation varies all budgets, from budget to luxurious hotels:

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

(5-star hotel)

Address: 15 Ngo Quyen, Hoan Kiem

Price from: US $330

Peridot Grand Luxury Boutique

(5-star hotel)

Address: 33 Duong Thanh, Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem

Price from: US $120

La Siesta Classic Ma May

(4-star hotel)

Address: 94 Ma May, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem

Price from: US $100

San Palace Hotel & Spa

(3-star hotel)

Address: 187 Hang Bong, Hoan Kiem, Hoan Kiem

Price from: US $90

 

Day 3 - 4: Indulge in Halong Bay's Natural Splendor On A Cruise

Embarking on a cruise through Halong Bay is a must if you travel to Vietnam. This will allow you to submerge yourself in the untouched splendor of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Name 'Hạ Long' Translates To 'descending Dragon'

The Name 'Hạ Long' Translates To 'descending Dragon'

It is better to choose an overnight cruise to explore the bay for a more enjoyable experience on board, but if you have limited travel time, you can opt for a day cruise. For travel lovers who love spending more time on cruises, a 3-day 2-night cruise is an ideal choice for you.

Here are some recommendations for you:

Mon Cheri Cruise (5*)

Best-seller luxurious cruise in Lan Ha Bay

(Price from US $175 /pax)

Scarlet Pearl Cruise (5*)

Best luxury ship for eco-tourism and unique itinerary in Lan Ha Bay

(Price from US $170 /pax)

Orchid Classic Cruise (5*)

Best boutique luxury cruise to Lan Ha Bay

(Price from US $183 /pax)

Sena Cruises (4*)

Best mid-range cruise with high service standard

(Price from US $144 /pax)

Amethyst Day Cruise (5*)

The first Halong day cruise has a sundeck lounge and 4-season jacuzzi

(Price from US $65 /pax)

  • The best weather for a cruise is typically from October to December
  • WiFi is available on most cruises yet not stable. Prepare to disconnect and just relish the natural sceneries
  • Meals are usually included in the cruise package, but drinks might be surcharged. You should check with the consultant before booking
  • Tipping is highly appreciated but not mandatory. If you feel the service was exceptional, you can tip the crew staff from US $4 - 8

 

Day 5 - 6: Embrace the Allure of Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An is a must-visit destination you should add to your Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary for 2 weeks. Not only a well-preserved Southeast Asian trading port, dating from the 15th to the 19th century, the town is also a UNESCO World Heritage site providing a unique glimpse into Central Vietnam’s rich cultural tapestry.

Hoi An Ancient Town Is A Popular Destination For Tourists Who Wish To Experience Its Timeless Charm

Hoi An Ancient Town Is A Popular Destination For Tourists Who Wish To Experience Its Timeless Charm

There are numerous outstanding attractions Hoi An Ancient Town has to offer. You can explore all by yourself by buying an entrance ticket, which costs around US $6.

Japanese Covered Bridge

Also known as Cau Pagoda, the Japanese Covered Bridge is one of the most iconic attractions in Hoi An built by the Japanese community in the 17th century. It features a beautiful blend of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese architectural styles.

One Of The Most Iconic Structures Is The Fine Wooden Japanese Covered Bridge

One Of The Most Iconic Structures Is The Fine Wooden Japanese Covered Bridge

Fujian Assembly Hall

Also called ‘Phuc Kien Assembly Hall’, Fujian Assembly Hall is a prominent historical site built around 1690 as a gathering place for the Chinese ethnic group from Fujian, China. The hall is a beautiful example of traditional Chinese architecture, with an ornate gate and a colorful courtyard.

Fujian Assembly Hall Is One Of The Five Famous Assembly Halls In Hoi An

Fujian Assembly Hall Is One Of The Five Famous Assembly Halls In Hoi An

Tan Ky Old House

Tan Ky Old House is a well-preserved 18th-century merchant’s house, a fine example of historical architecture in the town built in 1741 by the Le family and has been passed down through seven generations.

Tan Ky Old House Is A Well Preserved 18th Century Merchant’s House (Cre Flickr)

Tan Ky Old House Is A Well Preserved 18th Century Merchant’s House (Cre: Flickr)

Tran Family Chapel

Considered one of the oldest and most historical houses in Hoi An, this place serves as a worshipping place for the family’s ancestors, having an architectural combination of Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese styles, with the house and garden built in harmony following the rules of Feng Shui.

NOTE: The ticket stalls can be found in the streets near Hoi An Ancient Town. Finishing your ticket purchase, you can a map showing spots inside the town.

  • Phan Chu Trinh Street and Hai Ba Trung Street intersection
  • Le Loi Street and Tran Phu Street intersection
  • Tran Phu Street and Nguyen Hue Street intersection
  • Tran Phu Street and Hoang Dieu Street intersection
  • Tran Phu Street and Bach Dang Street intersection

 

Best Areas To Stay in Hoian

The best place to stay in Hoian is the Ancient Town as most major attractions of Hoian gather in this area, allowing you to get around easily.

Location Best for

An Hoi

(Minh An)

Located near the Museum of Sa Huynh Culture and the Japanese Covered Bridge, this area is ideal for gourmets to stay as it features a lot of great local restaurants.

Suggested hotels:

Long Life Riverside Hotel (3*), Volar de Faifo Villa (4*), Hoianan Boutique Hotel (4*)

Cam Chau

Having many boutique hotels for relaxation lovers, Cam Chau is the top option for anyone looking for rejuvenation.

Suggested hotels:

Hoi An Babylon Riverside Hotel & Spa (4*), Hoi An Aurora Riverside Hotel and Spa (4*), Lantana Riverside Hoi An Boutique Hotel (5*), Little Oasis - An Eco Friendly Hotel & Spa (5*)

Cam Pho

This area is an economical choice for budget travelers with a wide range of budget of pocket-friendly hotels.

Suggested hotels:

Thanh Binh Riverside Hoi An (4*), Hoi An Ivy Hotel (3*), Hoi An Center Town (2*), Hoi An Pho Library Hotel (2*)

Cua Dai

If you are a beach lover, Cua Dai is a great option for you with fancy beachfront hotels.

Suggested hotels: Hoi An Ocean Front Hotel (3*), 

Ally Beach Boutique Hotel Hoian (4*), Hoi An Beach Resort (4*), Koi Resort & Spa Hoi An (5*)

  • Besides the unique architectural charm, Hoi An is well-known for its delightful local cuisine. Coming to Hoi An, you should try these tasty dishes: Cao Lau, Quang Noodles, Banh Mi, Mot Drink, and Banh Xeo
  • The town is also known for its tailoring shops where visitors can have beautiful custom-made clothing at reasonable prices
  • The traditional lantern crafting in Hoi An is a significant cultural heritage that has been continued for over 400 years. You can join some lantern workshops and try making colorful delicate lanterns.

 

Day 7 - 8: Unveil the Energetic Charms of Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), a vibrant metropolis, is often called ‘the city that never sleeps’ in Vietnam. The city offers an energetic blend of history, culture, and modernity, exuding a different vibe compared to the capital Hanoi.

The Bustling Ambiance Of Saigon

The Bustling Ambiance Of Saigon

Here are several highlights of this dynamic city you shouldn’t miss:

War Remnants Museum (Entrance fee: ~US $1.6)

If you are a history lover, the War Remnants Museum is a must-see place showcasing the history of the Vietnam War built in 1975, shortly after the end of the Vietnam War. You will have a chance to observe the exhibits relating to both the First Indochina War and the Vietnam War, with over 20,000 documents, artifacts, and films.

The Outdoor Exhibition Of War Remnants Museum

The Outdoor Exhibition Of War Remnants Museum

Notre Dame Cathedral & Saigon Post Office (Free admission)

Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Cong Xa Paris Street, Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon Post Office are iconic landmarks of the city, mainly influenced by French architecture. These two structures are not only architectural marvels but also serve as symbols of the city’s colonial past and cultural heritage.

Stunning French Colonial Architecture Inside Saigon Post Office

Stunning French Colonial Architecture Inside Saigon Post Office

Reunification Palace (Entrance fee: ~US $2.6)

The Reunification Palace, also known as the Independence Palace, was the workplace of the South region’s President during the Vietnam War and a testament to the country’s turbulent history. Today, it serves as a museum, allowing visitors to explore its historical rooms and grounds.

Vice President's Reception Salon Of Reunification Palace

Vice President's Reception Salon Of Reunification Palace

Cu Chi Tunnels (Ben Duoc: ~US $4.3/ pax, Ben Dinh: ~US $3.5/ pax)

The Cu Chi Tunnels are an extensive network of underground tunnels that played a vital role during the Vietnam War. This place used to be a hiding spot for North Vietnamese soldiers, featuring from hospitals to living quarters, food supplies, and weapons storage caches.

Visitors Explore The Tunnel System Of Cu Chi Tunnels

Visitors Explore The Tunnel System Of Cu Chi Tunnels

  • Bui Vien Street: Often referred to as the ‘Western Street’, this street is a bustling hub of nightlife with numerous bars, restaurants, and cafes for anyone who is looking for a fun night out.
  • Bitexco Financial Tower: This skyscraper is known for its Sky Deck (49th floor), offering stunning panoramic views of the city. The entrance fee is from US $8.6 per person.

Where to stay in Saigon?
District 1 is the city center, close to major attractions, so this area is a wise choice if you want to find which place is best for your accommodation.

Here are some recommendations for you:

Hotel Majestic Saigon (5*)

Address: 1 Dong Khoi, District 1

From US $340

Sofitel Saigon Plaza (5*)

Address: 17 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1

From US $170

La Siesta Premium Saigon (5*)

Address: 182 Ly Tu Trong, District 1

From US $160

Sheraton Saigon Grand Opera Hotel (5*)

Address: 88 Dong Khoi, District 1

From US $220

Silverland May Hotel (4*)

Address: 28-30 Thi Sach, District 1

From US $83

Cochin Sang Hotel (4*)

Address: 28-30 Nguyen An Ninh, District 1

From US $56

 

Day 9 - 11: Embark on an Epic Journey in the Mekong Delta

Your Vietnam and Cambodia trip will not be perfect if you miss the Mekong Delta. Opposed to Saigon, this area oozes a serene yet lively vibe of the rural area in South Vietnam. Traveling to this beautiful area, you will be offered an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant life along lush waterways.

Glide Leisurely Through Mekong Delta Waterways On A Sampan

Glide Leisurely Through Mekong Delta Waterways On A Sampan

Venturing to Vietnam's 'rice bowl', there are several must-try activities you should partake in:

  • Glide leisurely through the small canals on a sampan rowed by locals for a more intimate view of the delta
  • Participate in a culinary journey in the Mekong Delta by trying local cuisine such as fried elephant-ear fish and other regional dishes
  • Experience the bustling Cai Rang floating markets, where commerce thrives on the water with many boat vendors selling fruits and vegetables
  • Explore the countryside and its villages by ‘Xe Loi’ to get a closer look at local life
  • Visit the local orchards to taste fresh tropical fruits straight from the tree
  • You can take a luxury cruise trip to enjoy the serene beauty of the Mekong River, a large river in Southeast Asia known for its significant cultural and ecological importance
  • There are some cruise suggestions for you: RV Mekong Princess, RV La Marguerite, RV Mekong Navigator, Heritage Line Jayavarman
  • If your time permits, Tra Su Cajuput Forest is also an interesting option. This is a stunning ecological sanctuary for nature goers with a rich variety of wildlife in their natural setting

 

Day 12: Venture to the Heart of Phnom Penh

With its blend of traditional charm and modern dynamism, Phnom Penh is a city that invites exploration and discovery. You will find marvelous attractions from ancient temples to splendid royal palace, and gain a glimpse into the country’s somber history and rich culture.

Royal Palace (Entrance fee: US $10/ person)

Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, the Royal Palace is a magnificent complex that serves as the official residence of the King of Cambodia. The palace showcases a charming blend of Khmer and French architectural styles, making it a testament to the country’s cultural heritage and architectural grandeur.

Royal Palace Showcases Traditional Khmer Architecture With French Influences

Royal Palace Showcases Traditional Khmer Architecture With French Influences

National Museum (Entrance fee: US $10/ person)

The National Museum of Cambodia is the country’s largest museum of cultural history and a leading historical and archaeological museum, playing a crucial role in educating and inspiring visitors about the nation’s rich history and cultural achievements.

National Museum Is The Largest Museum Of Cultural History In Cambodia

National Museum Is The Largest Museum Of Cultural History In Cambodia

Wat Phnom (Entrance fee: US $1/ person)

Meaning “Mountain Pagoda”, Wat Phnom stands on the only hill in Phnom Penh and is part of the Khmer national identity. Paying a visit to the temple offers you a glimpse into the spiritual and historical essence of Cambodia’s capital.

Wat Phnom Is A Fine Example Of Khmer Architecture

Wat Phnom Is A Fine Example Of Khmer Architecture

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (Entrance fee: US $5/ person)

Originally a high school that was transformed into Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime, the museum aims to preserve this tragic period in history and encourage visitors to become messengers of peace. The museum features permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as short movies that help visitors remember the victims and their stories.

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum A Place Of Reflection And Remembrance

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum A Place Of Reflection And Remembrance

  • The city offers a rich culinary landscape with a variety of dishes that reflect the country’s history and cultural diversity
  • Here are some must-try traditional Cambodian dishes you should try: Amok Trey (Cambodia’s national dish), Khmer Noodles (Num Banh Chok), Samlar Kari (Chicken curry), etc.

It is highly recommended to stay in Daun Penh. This area is lively and central, making it a tourist hotspot close to major attractions of the city, and it has a vibrant nightlife along the waterfront area known as Sisowath Quay.

Raffles Hotel Le Royal (5*)

Address: 92 Rukha Vithei Daun Penh, Daun Penh

From US $306

Rosewood Phnom Penh (5*)

Address: Level 8th , Unit 1-2-3, Vattanac Capital Tower, No. 66, Preah Monivong Blvd, Daun Penh

From US $295

Plantation Urban Resort & Spa (4*)

Address: 28 Street 184, Daun Penh

From US $95

PAVILION (4*)

Address: St 19, No. 227, Daun Penh

From US $87

 

Day 13 - 14: Immerse Yourself in the Richness of Siem Reap

In the last days of your journey to Vietnam and Cambodia, we will head to Siem Reap. Siem Reap is a gateway to the ancient world and a vibrant cultural hub of Cambodia, offering a rich tapestry of cultural and historical experiences.

Mystical Ta Prohm In Angkor Archaeological Park

Mystical Ta Prohm In Angkor Archaeological Park

The most outstanding place in Siem Reap you must not miss when traveling to this city is Angkor Archaeological Park. You need to buy the ticket Angkor Pass to enter, which can be bought at the ticket office on-site or purchased online.

Ticket Price Visit & Validity
1 Day $37 1 day visit & 5 days validity
3 Days
$62 3 days visit & 10 days Validity
7 Days
$72 7 days visit & 30 days Validity
  • Angkor Wat: The largest religious monument in the world known for its stunning architecture and intricate carvings
  • Bayon Temple: An ancient temple famous for its numerous serene and smiling stone faces on the many towers
  • Ta Prohm: A unique temple has been left largely as it was found, preserved as an example of what a tropical forest will do to an architectural monument

Best area to stay in Siem Reap

Wat Bo is the best place to stay in Siem Reap that many tourists tend to choose as this place offers a wide range of hotel selections from budget to luxury, as well as

Viroth's Hotel (5*)

Address: Siem Reap Central Area, Street 24, Wat Bo Village

From US $138

Angkor Village Hotel (5*)

Address: Wat Boo Road, Siem Reap

From US $130

Viroth's Villa (4*)

Address: 14, street 23, Wat Bo Village

From US $106

Khmer House Boutique (4*)

Address: Street 26, Siem Reap

From US $48

 

Alternative Itinerary For A Vietnam and Cambodia Trip

If you prefer a more leisurely itinerary to enjoy thoroughly the culture, cuisine, and nature in each place, you can spend your 2 weeks in Southern Vietnam, then take a speedboat to Phnom Penh.

This option is also ideal for seniors who do not want too many flight transfers. Here is our recommended itinerary for a 2-week Vietnam and Cambodia travel:

Week 1 in Vietnam’s South region

  • Ho Chi Minh and Cu Chi Tunnels

You should spend the first few days in the bustling city to visit its historical sites such as the Independence Palace, the Central Post Office, and the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels to learn about the underground life of Vietnamese soldiers during the war.

  • Mekong Delta

You can take a 1 to 2-day trip to experience the countryside life along the river and visit the Cai Rang Floating Market, the largest and most popular floating market in the region. Witness local life by visiting workshops where you are able to see how rice paper and coconut candy are made.

Week 2 in Cambodia

  • Phnom Penh

You will have more time to explore this capital city of Cambodia and expand your trip to Battambang. Make sure to try the unique Bamboo Train and visit the Bat Caves, where you can witness thousands of bats emerge at dusk, creating a breathtaking natural spectacle.

  • Siem Reap

As the travel time is not rushed, you can spend 2 days exploring the Angkor Archaeological Park, with the first day going to Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Ta Prohm, then visiting Banteay Srei on the second day.

 

FAQs

Can I travel to Vietnam and Cambodia in 2 weeks?

Yes, 2 weeks is enough for first-timers to explore the highlights of both countries. However, if you want to gain a deeper understanding of Vietnam and Cambodia, you should plan a longer journey.

 

Which is the best way to travel from Vietnam to Cambodia?

Flight is the most time-efficient and convenient way to travel between Vietnam and Cambodia. There are direct flights available from major cities in Vietnam, such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Flight duration is typically around 1-2 hours (nonstop flights).

 

What is the best time to travel to Vietnam and Cambodia?

The best time to travel to Vietnam and Cambodia is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. This period offers mostly dry and clear days, making it ideal for exploring outdoor attractions.

 

Which country can be combined with Vietnam?

Vietnam is well-positioned in Southeast Asia, making it easy to combine a trip with neighboring countries in Indochina, including Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar. Nevertheless, Vietnam-Cambodia is a popular option for foreign travelers who are looking for a multi-destination itinerary.

 

Are Vietnam and Cambodia worth visiting?

Yes, both Vietnam and Cambodia are worth visiting, with millions of visitors each year. These countries offer a rich tapestry of cultural, historical, and natural attractions that cater to a wide range of interests.

 

Whether you're seeking ancient wonders, breathtaking landscapes, or cultural encounters, this comprehensive guide will ensure you can create memories that will last a lifetime in these extraordinary Southeast Asia destinations. Contact us now to plan your most suitable Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary!

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