16 days in Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

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1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
4
Cat Ba, Vietnam
— 2 nights
5
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 1 night
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Mua Caves. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), stroll through Quan Lan Beach, stop by Tired City Bao Khanh, and contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Santiago de Compostela, Spain to Hanoi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Hanoi is 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Mua Caves
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kuang Si Waterfall and Kuang Si Butterfly Farm. Step off the beaten path and head to The Living Land Farm and Alms Giving Ceremony. Go for a jaunt from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw to see 100 Waterfalls about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, look for all kinds of wild species at Luangprabang Elephant Camp, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

100 Waterfalls
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm ©
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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 3rd (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, thenexplore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and finally hunt for treasures at Made in Cambodia Market. Keep things going the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip planner.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Luang Prabang in January, expect Siem Reap to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Zipline
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Cat Ba, Vietnam

The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cat Co 1 Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Ti Top Beach and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cat Ba trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Cat Ba takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Ti Top Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach

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Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
On the 7th (Tue), kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, thentake in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, thenmake a trip to Chùa Linh Ứng, and finally explore the world behind art at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Nang trip tool.

Getting from Cat Ba to Da Nang by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Da Nang are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang ©
3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang

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nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
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 8th (Wed): stroll through Phong Nha Caves, thenrelax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and then Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave). Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Son Doong Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

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