18 days in Vietnam, London & Cambodia Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam, London & Cambodia Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Koh Rong, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our London driving holiday planner.

Edinburgh to London is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for Siem Reap.
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Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Tours
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Pub Street.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip tool.

Getting from London to Siem Reap by flight takes about 17 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Siem Reap is 7 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Siem Reap reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for Phnom Penh.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 2 nights

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.
On the 17th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and then take in the exciting artwork at Din Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Phnom Penh driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Koh Rong.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Koh Rong, Cambodia — 2 nights

A slice of paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Rong stands out as one of Cambodia's premier beachside escapes.
Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jungle zoo and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Koh Rong trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Phnom Penh to Koh Rong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for Duong Dong.
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Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Duong Dong, Vietnam — 3 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Step out of Duong Dong with an excursion to Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc in Ganh Dau--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with Truly Vietnam Travel, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, hunt for treasures at Duong Dong Market, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Koh Rong to Duong Dong with the Route module. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for Halong Bay.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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Halong Bay, Vietnam — 3 nights

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Step out of Halong Bay to go to Cat Ba and see Cat Ba Island, which is approximately 52 minutes away. On the 25th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for Hanoi.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Adventure
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 2 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.
On the 28th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hanoi online visit planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Cambodia travel guide

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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.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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