60 days in Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

60 days in Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 5 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
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Siem Reap, Cambodia

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Angkor Wat and Preah Khan. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ta Prohm and Bayon Temple. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ta Som, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip itinerary builder tool.

Pattaya, Thailand to Siem Reap is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. January in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 12:

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and National Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ondong Rossey. Change things up with a short trip to Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang floating village in Kampong Chhnang (about 2h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, stop by Bassac Lane, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Phnom Penh online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:

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Duong Dong, Vietnam

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Get outdoors at Bai Tắm Sao and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Phu Quoc National Park and Khem Beach. When in Duong Dong, make a side trip to see May Rut Island in An Thoi, approximately An Thoi away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Vung Bau Beach, contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Long Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Duong Dong tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Duong Dong in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore War Remnants Museum and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ho Chi Minh City: Vung Tau (Vung Tau Beach & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha tho Da Minh, wander the streets of Dong Khoi Street, and stop by Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online travel planner.

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 27:

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Phong Nha Caves and U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). Visiting The Duck Stop and Son Doong Cave will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip builder tool.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

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Hue, Vietnam

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Laguna Golf Lang Co. Step off the beaten path and head to Thien Mu Pagoda and Le Ba Dang Art Museum. Explore Hue's surroundings by going to Canh Duong Beach (in Lang Co) and City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery (in Vinh An). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Imperial City and explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hue sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:

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Hoi An, Vietnam

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Precious Heritage by Rehahn and 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Da Bao Real Leather. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Da Nang), Bang An Tower (in Dien Ban) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, and enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hoi An vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:

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Da Lat, Vietnam

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Take a break from the city and head to Pine Track Adventures and Pongour Falls. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lam Dong Museum and Da Lat King Palace I. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Lat tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Lat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then Head underground at Tien Ong Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then get engrossed in the history at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Da Lat to Halong Bay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:

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Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and Ancient House will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Trang An Grottoes. Go for a jaunt from Hanoi to Ninh Binh to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, and take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:

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Luang Prabang, Laos

Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Discover out-of-the-way places like MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Royal Palace Museum. Get some cultural insight at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre and Wat Xiengthong. Go for a jaunt from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw to see 100 Waterfalls about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, play a few rounds at Luang Prabang Golf Club, and wander the streets of Ban Phanom.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang trip builder.

You can fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:

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Vientiane, Laos

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Popular historic sites such as Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) and Wat Ho Phra Keo are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Vientiane Orchidees and Mekong River. When in Vientiane, make a side trip to see Nam Ngum Dam in Thalat, approximately Thalat away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Lao People's Army Museum, examine the collection at Lao Textile Museum, stroll around Buddha Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vientiane online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Vientiane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luang Prabang in February since evenings lows in Vientiane dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:

Cambodia travel guide

3.9
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.

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.

Laos travel guide

3.8
Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.