28 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

28 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kep, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kratie, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive to Ho Chi Minh City, Fly to Siem Reap
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— Few hours
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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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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Real Mekong Delta Tours. Bring the kids along to Cu Chi Tunnels and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, and get in on the family fun at Suoi Tien Theme Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City planner.

Miri, Malaysia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Miri to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Kep.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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Kep, Cambodia

The seaside resort of Kep boasts a relaxed and relaxing atmosphere, and a number of points of interest, both natural and man-made.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kep Crab Market.

Plan trip to Kep with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Kep in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kratie.

Things to do in Kep

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Kratie, Cambodia

The small town of Kratie sits on the banks of the Mekong and, despite its modest proportions, acts as the capital of the rural province.
Mekong River Dolphin has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sat), head outdoors with Mekong River Dolphin and then make a trip to Phnom Sambok Pagoda.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kratie trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Kep to Kratie in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Kratie

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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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.
On the next day, explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap road trip tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kratie to Siem Reap in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Spas

3
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Da Nang, Vietnam

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Ba Na Hills SunWorld has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Mỹ Sơn, then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then make a trip to Dragon Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Ba Na Hills SunWorld and then make a trip to Lady Buddha.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Da Nang holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Da Nang takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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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.
Kimmy Custom Tailor has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stop by Kimmy Custom Tailor and then tour the pleasant surroundings at An Bang Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and then look for gifts at Yaly Couture.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, browse the different shops at Talat Sao, then enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, then appreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam), and finally make a trip to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang). Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women and then walk around Buddha Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Vientiane road trip planning tool.

Fly from Hoi An to Vientiane in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoi An in December, you will find days in Vientiane are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Vientiane

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

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Vang Vieng, Laos

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.
On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Nam (Water cave), explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Chang, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Kang, and finally don't miss a visit to Wat That.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vang Vieng trip itinerary website.

Drive from Vientiane to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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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.
To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Luang Prabang to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Transportation

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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.
Viet Prestige Travel has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like Old Quarter and Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, cool off at Vinpearl Land Water Park - Royal City, and get engrossed in the history at Ho Chi Minh Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi travel 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. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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.

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.

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.