I am planning a 17 night trip to South East Asia in December. My current plan looks something like this:
- 3 nights Hanoi (VN)
- 1 night Ha Long Bay (VN)
- 4 nights Luang Prabang (Laos)
- 2 nights HCMC (VN)
- 1 night overnight on the Mekong Delta (VN)
- 4 nights Siem Reap (Cambodia)
- 2 nights Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
We might change the order up, depending on flights.
I really want to go to Hoi An, but cut it because of the weather in December and because people seem to say it is very touristy. However, it does look very pretty with all of the lanterns and old buildings, so I am not 100% sure about my decision to cut it.
My question is whether people would recommend cutting HCMC or Phnom Penh instead?
I like culture, good food and nice scenery. I don't like shopping. I've been to other big Asian cities before (like Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore) so don't know if HCMC will just be more of the same (but I do like the sound of the overnight on the Mekong Delta).
Does anyone have any insights for me? I am completely torn!