15 days in Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
3
Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
6
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
8
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night


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2
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and visit Old Quarter.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi travel route app.

If you are flying in from Vietnam, the closest major aiports are Noi Bai International Airport and Van Don International. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours 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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nights
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 4th (Sat): make a trip to Vat Visounarath, admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, and then get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, and finally look for gifts at Kopnoi Export Promotion Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang route builder.

You can fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vientiane.

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

1
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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.
On the 6th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Morning Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo, thenmake a trip to Patuxai, and finally steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vientiane travel planning app.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Vientiane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket
Patuxai ©
Patuxai

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nights
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.
On the 7th (Tue), look for gifts at LiA Saigon, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Getting from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, thenexplore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, thenmake a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, thendon't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

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Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
night
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
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.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hue trip maker app.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. July in Hue sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

3
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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night
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.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, thentake in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bãi Cháy Bridge ©
Bãi Cháy Bridge

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