56 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

56 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Huay Xai, Laos
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 2 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 3 nights
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Savannakhet, Laos
— 1 night
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Champasak Town, Laos
— 2 nights
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Banlung, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Phan Thiet, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Can Tho, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Soc Trang, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Tra Vinh, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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An Thoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Visit The Grand Palace and Wat Suthat for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Ram & Wat Phra Sri Sanphet). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, wander the streets of Khaosan Road, and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok day trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bangkok is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dubai in January, with highs in Bangkok at 36°C and lows at 26°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Huay Xai, Laos

— 2 nights
Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Huay Xai road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Huay Xai takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 2 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.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Xiengthong and Wat Xieng Mouane. Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and Wat Sensoukharam. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, explore the world behind art at The Buddhist Archive of Photography, wander the streets of Whisky Village, and examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Luang Prabang online route planner.

Traveling by car from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Vang Vieng, Laos

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Kang, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Nam (Water cave), Head underground at Tham Loup & Tham Hoi Caves, then Head underground at Lusi and Pha Poak Caves, then explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Khan Cave, and finally make a trip to Wat That.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Vang Vieng online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Vientiane.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Vientiane, Laos

— 3 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
On the 15th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, see the interesting displays at Lao Textile Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Lao People's Army Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat That Foon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phat Tich Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Icat Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then appreciate the history behind Wat That Luang Neua, and finally steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vientiane road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Vientiane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savannakhet.

Things to do in Vientiane

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Savannakhet, Laos

— 1 night
Just across the Mekong River from Thailand, the city of Savannakhet has benefited from its prosperous neighbor, developing its commercial and tourism sector.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at That Ing Hang, contemplate the waterfront views at Bungva lake, and then pause for some photo ops at Ho Chi Minh Memorial.

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Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Savannakhet takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Savannakhet are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Savannakhet

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Champasak Pottery, head off the coast to Don Daeng Island, and then look for gifts at Chez Maman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Wat Muang Kang Temple and then delve into the distant past at Wat Phu.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Champasak Town trip website.

Getting from Savannakhet to Champasak Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Savannakhet in January: high temperatures in Champasak Town hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Banlung.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Banlung, Cambodia

— 2 nights
Banlung is the capital of Ratanakiri Province in northeastern Cambodia. On the 21st (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Ka Chanh Waterfall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airavata Elephant Foundation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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You can drive from Champasak Town to Banlung in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Banlung

Wildlife · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

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): explore the activities along Mekong River, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip planner.

Drive from Banlung to Phnom Penh in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Baphuon Temple, delve into the distant past at Preah Khan, then explore the ancient world of Terrace of the Elephants, and finally contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap visit site.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Quan Lan Beach, then wander the streets of Old Quarter, and then take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University and then explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat).

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then get a new perspective on nature at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Cua Van Floating Village and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hue, Vietnam

— 3 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.
On the 31st (Mon), explore the world behind art at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, make a trip to Nine Dynastic Urns, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then don't miss a visit to Hue Temple, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hue fast, fun, and easy.

Fly from Halong Bay to Hue in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Thermal Spas. Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Hainan Assembly Hall will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of March Gallery, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hoi An sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hoi An are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Trang, Vietnam

— 3 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 5th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Ba Ho Waterfall and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suoi Do Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hon Chong, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nha Trang trip planner.

Fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Phan Thiet, Vietnam

— 3 nights
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Escape the urban bustle at Mui Ne Beach and Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien). Appreciate the collections at Old Fishing Village 3D Museum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. When in Phan Thiet, make a side trip to see Ke Ga Light house in Ke Ga, approximately Ke Ga away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Da Ong Dia Beach, explore the striking landscape at Red Sand Dunes, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Phan Thiet journey maker tool.

You can drive from Nha Trang to Phan Thiet in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lam Dong Museum and Da Lat King Palace I. Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Pine Track Adventures. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Domaine de Marie Church, walk around Datanla High Rope Course, and get great views at Lam Vien Square.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Da Lat travel website.

Traveling by bus from Phan Thiet to Da Lat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take a stroll through Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Can Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Can Tho, Vietnam

— 1 night

Capital of the West

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
On the 16th (Wed), go for a walk through Ninh Kieu Wharf, browse the eclectic array of goods at Cai Rang Floating Market, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take an in-depth tour of Bao Tang Quan Khu 9, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam, make a trip to Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam, then examine the collection at Museum of Tarot, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Can Tho Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Can Tho road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. February in Can Tho sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Soc Trang.

Things to do in Can Tho

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Soc Trang, Vietnam

— 1 night
Sóc Trăng is a city in Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vinh Hung Pagoda, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fresh Water Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bat Pagoda.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Soc Trang holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Can Tho to Soc Trang in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tra Vinh.

Things to do in Soc Trang

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Tra Vinh, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Trà Vinh is a provincial city in Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hang Pagoda and then steep yourself in history at Ang Pagoda.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tra Vinh tour planning app.

You can drive from Soc Trang to Tra Vinh in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February in Tra Vinh, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to An Thoi.

Things to do in Tra Vinh

Historic Sites

Side Trip

An Thoi, Vietnam

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Mon), head off the coast to Hon Thom Island, then head off the coast to May Rut Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Khem Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, and then kick back and relax at Bai Tắm Sao.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the An Thoi sightseeing app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tra Vinh to An Thoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Duong Dong.

Things to do in An Thoi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Long Beach, stop by From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong itinerary site.

Duong Dong is just a short distance from An Thoi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Champasak Province travel guide

3.6
Waterfalls · Ruins · Landmarks
Champasak is a province in southwestern Laos, near the borders with Thailand and Cambodia. It is one of the three principalities that succeeded the Lao kingdom of Lan Xang. As of the 2015 census, it had a population of 694,023. The capital is Pakse, but it takes its name from Champasak, the former capital of the Kingdom of Champasak.Champasak Province covers an area of. It is bordered by Salavan Province to the north, Sekong Province to the northeast, Attapeu Province to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west. The Mekong River forms part of the border with neighboring Thailand and contains Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands) in the south of the province, on the border with Cambodia.Champasak has played a central role in the history of Siam and Laos, with frequent battles taking place in and around Champasak. Its rich cultural heritage includes ancient temple ruins and French colonial architecture. Champasak has some 20 wats (temples), such as Wat Phou, Wat Luang, and Wat Tham Fai. Freshwater dolphins and the province's many waterfalls are tourist attractions.

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Mekong Delta travel guide

3.7
Flea Markets · Kayaking & Canoeing · Landmarks
Interlaced with rivers and canals feeding rice-growing plains and lush wetlands, the Mekong Delta impresses with its bustling floating metropolis. Tours of the Mekong Delta revolve around boat trips to floating markets and even whole towns on stilts, and trips to tranquil inland villages with slow, traditional lifestyles. As the rice bowl of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta offers foodies plenty to sink their teeth into: tours of rice paddies and orchards, fresh produce from floating stands, and delicious freshwater fish dishes. Other possibilities for a Mekong Delta itinerary include temples with ornate pagodas, wartime bunkers, and mangrove forests sheltering rare waterfowl and migratory birds.

Phu Quoc Island travel guide

3.5
Beaches · Fishing Charters & Tours · Spas
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture. Known for its pepper farming and fish sauce brewing, the island retains a charming rusticity in its fishing towns and inland plantations. Phu Quoc Island tourism developed rapidly, with a number of resorts sitting on the golden sands along the southwest coast. With half of the island registered as a national park, the dense jungles and mountains of the interior remain protected from overdevelopment--good news for wildlife living there, including slow lorises, macaques, owls, and tortoises.