18 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Bali Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Bali Itinerary

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18 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Bali Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
4
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 30​min
6
Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Literature & National University and Hoa Lo Prison. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip maker site .

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
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.
On the 24th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally snap pictures at Truong Tien Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hue trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April in Hue, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

4
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bayon Temple and Angkor Wat. Get a sense of the local culture at Ta Prohm and Phimeanakas. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, examine the collection at Cambodia Landmine Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Hue to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hue in April, with highs in Siem Reap at 42°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

1
night
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Silver Pagoda.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Phnom Penh online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums
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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
On the 30th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Shopping Museums
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Food Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

4
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Relax by the water at Pantai Sanur and Kuta Beach - Bali. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tanah Lot Temple and Jimbaran Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Ubud (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary & Spas & Wellness) and Nusa Dua Beach (in Nusa Dua). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at MOXX ! Spa & Bodytec Seminyak, kick back and relax at Pandawa Beach, make a trip to Legian Street, and wander the streets of Kuta Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kuta trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuta in 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central Indonesia Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kuta: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ubud, Nusa Dua Beach, MOXX ! Spa & Bodytec Seminyak, Tanah Lot Temple, Jalan Legian
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali

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