19 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Bali Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Bali Itinerary

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19 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Bali Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  15​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
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Kuta, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Brisbane, Australia

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Quarter and Presidential Palace Historical Site. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Literature & National University and Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get to know the fascinating history of Ba Dinh Square, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery.

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Brisbane, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, then buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hue

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

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei. Ta Prohm and Escape Break are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup, contemplate the long history of Phimeanakas, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hue to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:
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Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

2
nights
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 5th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Kurata Pepper. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Silver Pagoda, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and finally view the masterpieces at Lotus Space.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:
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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

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Visit Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and The Independence Palace for their historical value. War Remnants Museum and Nha tho Da Minh are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take a stroll through Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City travel route planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tanah Lot Temple and Dalem Kahyangan Temple. Visit Pantai Sanur and Karang Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Kuta's surroundings by going to Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Kuta Beach - Bali, have some family-friendly fun at Pandora Experience Escape Room Bali, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Fransiskus Xaverius.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuta vacation planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuta by flight takes about 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuta due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Ho Chi Minh City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kuta, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denpasar, Spas, Tirta Empul Temple, Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

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