60 days in Vietnam, Laos & Thailand Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam, Laos & Thailand Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hue, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 8 nights
Fly to Van Don, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Luang Prabang
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 5 nights
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Phonsavan, Laos
— 1 night
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Huay Xai, Laos
— 1 night
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 8 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Pattaya, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City vacation planning app.

Trondheim, Norway to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Trondheim in February; daily highs in Ho Chi Minh City reach 39°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Hue is a bit cooler than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Da Nang (My Khe Beach, Lady Buddha, &more). On the 19th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), stop by Yaly Couture, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary site.

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. February in Hoi An sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bai Tu Long Bay and Speed Boats Tours. On the 21st (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hoi An to Halong Bay in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Quarter Luang Prabang and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Sae Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Nam Ou River, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Luang Prabang road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Luang Prabang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Phonsavan, Laos

A base for explorations, the town of Phonsavan sits surrounded by impressive scenery and offers easy access to an abundance of cultural and historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Vietnam War Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Xieng Khouang Phonsavan Official Tourist Information Center, and then contemplate the long history of The Plain of Jars.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Phonsavan trip maker tool.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Phonsavan by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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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 1st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Experience Office.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Huay Xai online trip maker.

You can drive from Phonsavan to Huay Xai in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Thai Elephant Home. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Mae Taeng) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Elephant Rescue Park, hunt for treasures at Tha Pae Walking Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chiang Man, and don't miss a visit to Wat Muen Tum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai travel route planner.

Drive from Huay Xai to Chiang Mai in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Railay View Point. Venture out of the city with trips to Lanta Animal Welfare (in Ban Sala Dan) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Ko Lanta). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Ko Hong, Head underground at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and hunt for treasures at Karbi Walking Street.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Krabi Town travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Promthep Cape and Nordic Fashion. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patong: White Sand Beach (in Khao Lak), Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangtham Shrine, take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Patong vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Krabi Town to Patong by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Pattaya, Thailand

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Art in Paradise Pattaya and CentralFestival Pattaya Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Khao Chi Chan Buddha (in Na Chom Thian) and Khao Kheow Open Zoo (in Si Racha). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the world behind art at Frost Magical Ice of Siam, make a splash at Cartoon Network Amazone, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Pattaya Temple.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pattaya trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Pattaya takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tom's Fashion and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), get your game on at VR1 -Thonglor Virtual Reality cafe Bangkok, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok driving holiday planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Pattaya to Bangkok takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pattaya in March, expect nights in Bangkok to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

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.

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.

Thailand travel guide

3.8
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.