31 days in Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

31 days in Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary

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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
2
Sayaboury, Laos
— 1 night
3
Huay Xai, Laos
— 1 night
4
Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
6
Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
7
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
8
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
9
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
10
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
11
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
12
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Xiengthong and Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. Appreciate the collections at Royal Palace Museum and The Buddhist Archive of Photography. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Wat Manorom, get your bearings at The Living Land Farm, and look for gifts at Kopnoi Export Promotion Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Luang Prabang online trip builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Luang Prabang is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Luang Prabang to be much hotter, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham ©
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham

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Sayaboury, Laos

Sayaboury ©
Sayabouru, a northern Laotian town and capital of the eponymous province, remains best known for its main attraction, the Elephant Conservation Center.
On the 5th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Conservation Center.

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Traveling by car from Luang Prabang to Sayaboury takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Sayaboury are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Sayaboury

Wildlife Parks
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Elephant Conservation Center ©
Elephant Conservation Center

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Huay Xai, Laos

Huay Xai ©
Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Wat Chomkao Manilat, thenidentify plant and animal life at Gibbon Experience Office, and then don't miss a visit to Project Kajsiab Laos.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Huay Xai online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sayaboury to Huay Xai in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Wildlife Parks
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Gibbon Experience Office ©
Gibbon Experience Office
Wat Chomkao Manilat ©
Wat Chomkao Manilat

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Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, explore the striking landscape of Vientiane Orchidees, thenappreciate the history behind Wat That Luang Neua, and finally don't miss a visit to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang). On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, thenpause for some photo ops at Buddha Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Phou Khao Khouay National Bio-Diversity.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vientiane trip planner.

Getting from Huay Xai to Vientiane by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vientiane can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Vientiane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Vientiane Orchidees ©
Vientiane Orchidees
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Literature & National University and Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery. When in Hanoi, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Ninh Binh, approximately Ninh Binh away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), get engrossed in the history at Ancient House, and admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi route planner.

Fly from Vientiane to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate XQ Hand Embroidery and Truc Chi Garden. Get a sense of the local culture at Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda. Change things up with a short trip to City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery in Vinh An (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower, browse the exhibits of Green Bamboo Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hue online trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Hue by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. January in Hue sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hoi An Ancient Town and Mỹ Sơn. Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see Photography Tours, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to 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. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Po Nagar Cham Towers and Alexandre Yersin Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Long Son Pagoda and St. Joseph's Parish Church. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Colorwaves Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hon Ba Nature Reserve, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bac Thanh Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nha Trang trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 21st (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, thenget a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda). On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Coi Nguon Museum and Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau and Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc. Step out of Duong Dong to go to Ganh Dau and see Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, and explore the striking landscape of Phu Quoc National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc Mushroom, Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA), Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda
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Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA) ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, thenexamine the collection at National Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, thenview the masterpieces at Lotus Space, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Duong Dong to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

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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.
Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ta Prohm and Preah Khan. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the ancient world of Baphuon Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap road trip planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Siem Reap are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Angkor Thom ©
Angkor Thom
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

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