12 days in Thailand, Laos & Vietnam Itinerary

12 days in Thailand, Laos & Vietnam Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 1 night
3
Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 1 night
4
Pakbeng, Laos
— 1 night
5
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 1 night
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

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Manila, Philippines to Bangkok is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Bangkok is minus 1 hour. October in Bangkok sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 31st (Thu), stop by Shiraz Jewelry, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, thenexplore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh
Spas

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Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Baan Dam Museum, make a trip to Wat Huay Pla Kang, admire the striking features of Wat Rong Khun, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), and finally look for gifts at El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Rai attractions site.

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, expect nights in Chiang Rai to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Pakbeng.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan ©
El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan

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Pakbeng, Laos

Pakbeng ©
Pak Beng is a small village in Laos, on the Mekong River about halfway between the Thai border at Huay Xai and Luang Prabang, Laos. On the 2nd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Mekong Elephant Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pakbeng attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Chiang Rai to Pakbeng takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Pakbeng

Parks Wildlife
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Mekong Elephant Park ©
Mekong Elephant Park

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Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, stop by Caruso Lao, don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xiengthong, and finally make a trip to Vat Visounarath.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Luang Prabang sightseeing site.

Getting from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang by ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, thenexplore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then visit Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu, thendon't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi day trip planning app.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, thenget a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Drink Vietnam, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thentake a spin around town with Bike Tours, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda.

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You can fly from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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