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13 days in Cambodia and Northern Vietnam- Itinerary Help

Posted by Howparlaw on 16/5/2019 at 20:30

We are traveling to Northern Vietnam and Cambodia for 13 days, arriving in Hanoi on Dec 26 and departing Phnom Penh on Jan 7. We are planning to spend the first 6 or 7 days in Northern Vietnam (Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Sapa, Halong Bay ?) and the last 6 or 7 days in Cambodia (Siem Reap, Battambang, Phnom Penh? ).

We prefer to spend some time in rural areas, as well as in the cities, and would like to experience local customs and food. Probably want to be in Hanoi for New Year's Eve, but open to suggestion. How would you divide our time, what cities would you visit, and would you go overnight or do day trips. What other spots am I missing? Also would like to do a little biking if possible. Please help us with our itinerary. Thanks

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Posted by amnicoll on 23/5/2019 at 10:22

You are going to be very rushed and forget the spots you are missing but concentrate on why you are visiting the places you have chosen

Ninh Binh, Sapa, Halong Bay- drop at least one of these

Forget Battambang spend 3 full days in Siem reap and fly to PP and explore and perhaps take a day trip to Kampong Chhnang and Oudong and perhaps another to Takeo

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Posted by Howparlaw on 13/6/2019 at 03:43

This is the itinerary we have settled on. Weather concerns are pushing our trip south, since we arrive on Christmas Day. Your thoughts are appreciated:

Arrive WED 12/25/19 9:35 am Hanoi
TH 12/26/19 Hanoi
FR 12/27/19 Hanoi
SAT 12/28/19 Hanoi to Halong Bay Cruise
SUN 12/29/19 Halong Bay to Airport to Danang to Hoi An
MON 12/30/19 Hoi An
TU 12/31 19 Hoi An
WED 1/1/20 Hoi An/Hue
TH 1/2/20 Hoi An/Hue
FR 1/3 20 Fly Danang to Siem Reap
SAT 1/4 20 Siem Reap
SUN 1/5 20 Siem Reap
MON 1/6 20 Fly Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
Depart TU 1/7/20 8:55 pm Phnom Penh

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