60 days in Bangkok, Laos & Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Bangkok, Laos & Vietnam Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 13 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 7 nights
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Sayaboury, Laos
— 1 night
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Huay Xai, Laos
— 1 night
Drive to Luang Namtha, Fly to Pakse
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Champasak Town, Laos
— 1 night
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 1 day
Drive
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Hue, Vietnam
— 7 nights
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 10 nights
Fly to Van Don, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Phu Quoc
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 7 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand

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.
For shopping fun, head to Tom's Fashion or Bangkok CityCity Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon and Wat Chaiwatthanaram. Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan, Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan, &more), Pattaya (Scuba & Snorkeling, Big C - Central Marina, &more) and Samut Prakan (Naval Museum & Ancient City). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suthat, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), explore the wide array of goods at Terminal 21, and see the interesting displays at Kamthieng House Museum (The Siam Society).

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bangkok driving holiday planner.

Trondheim, Norway to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. In February, Bangkok is much hotter than Trondheim - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Visit Wat Xiengthong and Wat Manorom for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quarter Luang Prabang and Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Luang Prabang: Tham Ting (in Ban Pak-Ou) and 100 Waterfalls (in Nong Khiaw). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, admire the masterpieces at The Buddhist Archive of Photography, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Choumkhong, and take an in-depth tour of Heuan Chan Heritage Luang Prabang.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Luang Prabang in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in February, with highs in Luang Prabang at 35°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

1
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Sayaboury, Laos

Elephant Capital of Laos

Sayabouru, a northern Laotian town and capital of the eponymous province, remains best known for its main attraction, the Elephant Conservation Center.
On the 27th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Conservation Center.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sayaboury trip planner.

You can drive from Luang Prabang to Sayaboury in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Sayaboury

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

1
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Huay Xai, Laos

Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Wat Chomkao Manilat and then identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Experience Office.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Huay Xai tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Sayaboury to Huay Xai takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Parks · Wildlife

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Champasak Town, Laos

Near the borders of Thailand and Japan in southern Laos, the small town of Champasak is best known for its UNESCO-protected ruins.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Champasak Pottery, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Muang Kang Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Wat Phu.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Champasak Town vacation website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Huay Xai to Champasak Town takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Champasak Town are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Champasak Town to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Tomb of Minh Mang and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Tombs and Dan Nam Giao. Take a break from Hue with a short trip to Vinh Moc Tunnel in Dong Ha, about 2h 30 min away. Spend the 7th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hon Chen Temple, make a trip to Tu Dam Pagoda, and contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hue driving holiday app.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Cantonese Assembly Hall will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to My Khe Beach and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho) and Da Nang (Photography Tours, Tien Sa Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and look for gifts at Yaly Couture.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hoi An are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bai Tu Long Bay and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Cat Ba National Park. On the 20th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, and revel in the low prices at Ha Long Pearl.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hoi An to Halong Bay takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Duong Dong, Vietnam

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Ho Quoc Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Long Beach and Vinpearl Safari. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach, and stop by Sava Coffee Shop.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Duong Dong by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Nha Trang, Vietnam

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Old House of Mr Hai Thai and National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam. Head to Vinh Luong Market and Xom Moi Marketfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, try to win big at Sunrise Gaming Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Doc Let Beach, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang road trip app.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Nha Trang in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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.

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.