51 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

51 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Da Lat, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly to Phu Quoc International Airport, Drive to An Thoi
4
An Thoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Ganh Dau, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive to Phu Quoc International Airport, Fly to Phnom Penh
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly
8
Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
Fly
10
Champasak Town, Laos
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Drive
12
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
13
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
14
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+3
Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
15
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Vancouver

S M T W T F S
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 4 nights

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.
On the 9th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City visit planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Ho Chi Minh City is 15 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in January, things will get much hotter in Ho Chi Minh City: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Da Lat, Vietnam

— 3 nights

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.
Da Lat is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: push the limits with an extreme tour, take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square, take in the dramatic scenery at Datanla Falls, and don't miss a visit to Crazy House.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Da Lat

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

— 3 nights
Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): laugh and play at Buddy Land Water Park, kick back and relax at Otres Beach, then stroll through Ochheuteal Beach, and finally stop by Tapang's. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Classic Car Showroom & Jewelry Boutique, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sihanoukville journey maker.

Getting from Da Lat to Sihanoukville by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for An Thoi.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks

An Thoi, Vietnam

— 4 nights
An Thoi is known for beaches, theme parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, head off the coast to May Rut Island, get in on the family fun at Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Khem Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the An Thoi trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sihanoukville to An Thoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ganh Dau.

Things to do in An Thoi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ganh Dau, Vietnam

— 3 nights
Step out of Ganh Dau to go to Ong Lang and see Happy Farm PQ, which is approximately 36 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ganh Dau trip planning tool.

Drive from An Thoi to Ganh Dau in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ganh Dau

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then look for gifts at Smateria, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally find something for the whole family at Fly Phnom Penh. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ganh Dau to Phnom Penh. In January, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 nights

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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom South Gate, and make a trip to Pub Street.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap trip builder site.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Vientiane.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas · Wildlife · Parks

Vientiane, Laos

— 2 nights
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 28th (Fri): stroll around Chao Anouvong Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, pause for some photo ops at Buddha Park, then pause for some photo ops at Wat That Luang Neua, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo, pause for some photo ops at Black Stupa (That Dam), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, then take an in-depth tour of Lao National History Museum, and finally stroll around Mekong Riverside Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Vientiane trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Vientiane in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Siem Reap in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Vientiane, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 1st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and make a trip to Wat Sop Sickharam Luang Prabang.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Luang Prabang trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Champasak Town, Laos

— 2 nights
Near the borders of Thailand and Japan in southern Laos, the small town of Champasak is best known for its UNESCO-protected ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for gifts at Chez Maman, explore the ancient world of Wat Phu, and then relax and rejuvenate at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Don Daeng Island, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau, and then contemplate the long history of Wat Muang Kang Temple.

You can plan Champasak Town trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Champasak Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Luang Prabang in February since evenings lows in Champasak Town dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 6 nights
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 Hoi An's surroundings by going to Da Nang (Food Tours, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Champasak Town to Hoi An takes 9 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Champasak Town in February: highs in Hoi An hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Hue, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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.
Spend the 11th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Thien An Monastery, and explore the activities along Perfume River.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hue trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 3 nights
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, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, and relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park itinerary maker.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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.
On the 17th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pho Linh Temple, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi route maker site.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cat Ba (Monkey Island, Lan Ha Bay, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay tour itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
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.