60 days in Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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60 days in Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Chiang Mai, Thailand
+2
Fly + Bus + Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Vientiane, Laos
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
3
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Hue, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
10
Da Lat, Vietnam
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  5 h 30 min
11
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
12
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Athens, Greece

7
nights
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Explore Vientiane's surroundings by going to Nam Ngum Dam (in Thalat) and Mekong River (in Tha Heua). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), look for gifts at Mai Savanh Lao, make a trip to Phou Khoun Observation Site, and take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vientiane trip planning app .

Chiang Mai, Thailand to Vientiane is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and car. You can also fly; or drive. January in Vientiane sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nam Ngum Dam, Mekong River
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 12:
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Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket

5
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, wildlife, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, identify plant and animal life at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang trip maker app .

You can fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vientiane in January since evenings lows in Luang Prabang dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Wildlife
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

5
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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range.

Find out how to plan Phnom Penh trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Luang Prabang in January: high temperatures in Phnom Penh hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Fun & Games Tours Shopping
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Cambodia Fire Range ©
Cambodia Fire Range
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

5
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Duong Dong: Sao Beach (in An Thoi) and Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau).

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Duong Dong trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Duong Dong in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Ham Ninh, Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, Sao Beach, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 27:
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Vinpearl Safari ©
Vinpearl Safari

5
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City online road trip planner .

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

4
nights
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.
Take a break from Hue with a short trip to Vinh Moc Tunnel in Dong Ha, about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, explore the activities along Perfume River, and admire the artistry at Hope Center Hue.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. February in Hue sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vinh Moc Tunnel
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

6
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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, spas, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daniel English Speaking Tuk Tuk Driver, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap visit planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hue to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Hue in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Siem Reap: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 15:
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Da Nang (Food Tours, Dragon Bridge, & more). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuc Thanh Pagoda, and look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Hoi An takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Siem Reap in February, you will find days in Hoi An are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

5
nights
Da Lat, Vietnam

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.
Da Lat is known for nature, historic sites, adventure, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Datanla Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and make a trip to Elephant Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
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.
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in the views from Pont Bai Chay.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay trip app .

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Da Lat to Halong Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

5
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, push the limits with an extreme tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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