18 days in Bali, Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

18 days in Bali, Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sanur, Taxi to Seminyak
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Seminyak, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and then view the masterpieces at Threads of Life. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience the excitement of Terrace River Pool Swing, stroll through Mason Elephant Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Cave.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ubud trip itinerary planning app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Ubud is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Ubud, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in November, expect nights in Ubud to be warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks · Spas · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

— 2 nights
The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
On the 25th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mushroom Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Tears.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Nusa Lembongan trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Ubud to Nusa Lembongan takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Seminyak.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Seminyak, Indonesia

— 3 nights
A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tanah Lot Temple and Bali Trick Art. Relax by the water at Pantai Sanur and Kuta Beach - Bali. When in Seminyak, make a side trip to see Uluwatu Temple in Pecatu, approximately Pecatu away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak, take in the exciting artwork at Reservoart, and explore the galleries of Nyaman Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seminyak travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Nusa Lembongan to Seminyak takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Seminyak

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 1 night

Pearl of the Far East

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 (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City travel route site.

Fly from Seminyak to Ho Chi Minh City in 7 hours. Traveling from Seminyak to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 1 night

Charming City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally view the masterpieces at Lotus Space.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Temple Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, and finally take an in-depth tour of Angkor Panorama Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Jayav Art, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and TiredCity Hang Bong. Step out of the city life by going to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, see the interesting displays at Hanoi Police Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Siem Reap to Hanoi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.