60 days in Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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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
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  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 + Bus:  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 + Subway:  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 Mekong River (in Tha Heua) and Nam Ngum Dam (in Thalat). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, make a trip to Phou Khoun Observation Site, and see the interesting displays at Lao Textile Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vientiane day trip planning website.

Chiang Mai, Thailand to Vientiane is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight, bus, and car. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mekong River, Nam Ngum Dam
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Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, make a trip to Vat Visounarath, and examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip planner.

Fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vientiane in January since evenings lows in Luang Prabang dip to 17°C. Wrap up 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
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and have fun at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Phnom Penh takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Phnom Penh is somewhat warmer than Luang Prabang - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish 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
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

5
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duong Dong: Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau) and Sao Beach (in An Thoi). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, cast your line with a fishing tour, and look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Duong Dong driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Duong Dong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can 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
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach

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 nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 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 Adventure Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, Head underground at Son Doong Cave, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel app.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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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.
When in Hue, make a side trip to see Vinh Moc Tunnel in Dong Ha, approximately Dong Ha away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, go all around town with City Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hue trip builder website.

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. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vinh Moc Tunnel
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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, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap online tour planner.

Getting from Hue to Siem Reap by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Hue in February, expect Siem Reap to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

5
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (Food Tours, Dragon Bridge, &more) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuc Thanh Pagoda, explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Hoi An in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Siem Reap in February, you will find days in Hoi An are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake, make a trip to Crazy House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Da Lat trip itinerary maker site.

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 up 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
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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), explore the activities along 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, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in the views from Pont Bai Chay.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay route website.

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

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours
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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)

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