16 days in China, Vang Vieng & Duong Dong Itinerary

16 days in China, Vang Vieng & Duong Dong Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia route planner

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Fly to Udon Thani, Bus to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge, Bus to Vang Vieng
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 3 nights
Drive to Vinh, Fly to Phu Quoc
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sanya, China
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lingshui County, China
— 2 nights
Drive to Sanya Phoenix International Airport, Fly to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport

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Vang Vieng, Laos

— 3 nights
Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
You've now added Above Laos Ballooning Adventures to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tham Chang and Perfect Journey. Take a break from the city and head to Tham Loup & Tham Hoi Caves and Tham Khan Cave. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Kang, Head underground at Tham Nam (Water cave), and relax and rejuvenate at Yoga in Vang Vieng.

Before you visit Vang Vieng, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Stockholm, Sweden to Vang Vieng is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Duong Dong.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 5 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Phu Quoc Jeep Tour and Sava Coffee Shop. Get in touch with nature at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course and Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Long Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple, sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge, and experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Vang Vieng to Duong Dong takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Sanya.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Sanya, China

— 3 nights

Gateway to the South

The climate and coastline bring visitors from far and wide on vacations to Sanya, with its 40 km (25 mi) of shoreline almost entirely devoted to tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sanya Coral Reef National Nature Reserve and Sanya River Birds Nature Reserve. Get in touch with nature at Hainan Diving and Sanya Tropical Beach Scienc Resort. There's more to do: head off the coast to Phoenix Island Sanya and observe the fascinating underwater world at Dolphin Cay.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sanya road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Sanya takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to China Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for Lingshui County.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Lingshui County, China

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Mon), stop by Sea Turtles 911. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Nanwan Monkey Island.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lingshui County trip planning website.

Getting from Sanya to Lingshui County by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Lingshui County sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lingshui County

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

China travel guide

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Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.