44 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Indonesia Itinerary

44 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Indonesia Itinerary

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44 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Indonesia Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
3
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Kuta, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Drive + ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
7
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 45​min
8
Amed, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Pemuteran, Indonesia
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
11
Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto, Canada

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). Popular historic sites such as Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and brush up on your military savvy at Vietnam Military History Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Hanoi online trip itinerary builder .

Toronto, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Toronto to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Beng Mealea and Bayon Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, steep yourself in history at Baphuon Temple, see the interesting displays at Cambodia Landmine Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at War Museum Cambodia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap planner .

Getting from Hanoi to Siem Reap by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan

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 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Serkal Mosque, and then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Lotus Space, examine the collection at National Museum, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, then view the masterpieces at Din Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh travel route app .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal 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.
Popular historic sites such as Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Pandawa Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuta: Blue Point Beach (in Ungasan), Taman Ayun Temple (in Mengwi) and Museum PASIFIKA (in Nusa Dua). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Balangan Beach, stroll through Kuta Beach - Bali, look for all kinds of wild species at Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuta route planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Kuta takes 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Phnom Penh to Kuta is 1 hour. When traveling from Phnom Penh in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Kuta, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seminyak, Denpasar, Bali Trick Art, Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
River Rafting & Tubing
Taman Ayun Temple ©
Taman Ayun Temple

4
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Get outdoors at Mt Batur and Elephant Safari Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple and Mount Kawi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ubud: Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (in Tabanan) and Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, look for gifts at Threads of Life, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple, and buy something for everyone on your list at Wayan's Shop.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Ubud trip planner .

You can drive from Kuta to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Ubud, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Ubud

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tampaksiring, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Mt Batur
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Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple

3
nights
Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Nusa Penida ©
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nusa Penida Island. Explore hidden gems such as Kelingking Beach and Pandan Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Nusa Penida travel route planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Ubud to Nusa Penida in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Nusa Penida are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Pasih Uug Beach ©
Pasih Uug Beach

3
nights
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

Nusa Lembongan ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Devil's Tears and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Spas. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Mangrove Forest Nusa Lembongan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungut Batu Beach, and snap pictures at Yellow Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nusa Lembongan driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nusa Penida to Nusa Lembongan by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August in Nusa Lembongan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Amed.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Amed, Indonesia

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Visit Ujung Water Palace and USS Liberty Shipwreck for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taman Tirtagangga and Amed Art Gallery. Step out of Amed with an excursion to Climbing Tours in Kintamani--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lempuyang Temple, stroll through Jemeluk Beach, and take a stroll through Penglipuran.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amed vacation website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Nusa Lembongan to Amed takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Nusa Lembongan in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Amed, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pemuteran.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Karangasem, Tulamben, Penglipuran, Lempuyang Temple, Climbing Tours
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ujung Water Palace ©
Ujung Water Palace
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck

1
night
Pemuteran, Indonesia

The small fishing village of Pemuteran, just off the west coast of Bali, has become a popular tourism destination among domestic and international visitors for its scenic, pristine beaches and vibrant local community.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see the vivid underwater world at Menjangan Island.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pemuteran road trip planning website .

You can drive from Amed to Pemuteran in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Labuan Bajo.

Things to do in Pemuteran

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Menjangan Island ©
Menjangan Island

3
nights
Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

A trip to Labuan Bajo, an idyllic fishing village at the northwestern tip of Flores, offers the chance to unwind and experience traditional life without sacrificing comfort.
Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Love Hill. Visiting Padar Island and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: head off the coast to Kalong (Flying Foxes) Island and view the masterpieces at Magnolia Boutique Komodo.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Labuan Bajo trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pemuteran to Labuan Bajo takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Labuan Bajo

Outdoors Tours Nature
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:
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Shark Diving
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Padar Island ©
Padar Island

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thien Mu Pagoda. You'll explore and learn at XQ Hand Embroidery and Le Ba Dang Art Museum. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, contemplate the long history of Imperial City, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to The Flag Tower.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hue route builder website .

Fly from Labuan Bajo to Hue in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Labuan Bajo to Hue is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Phong Nha Caves and Paradise Cave. Get outdoors at Son Doong Cave and The Duck Stop. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary website .

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

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