28 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

28 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

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28 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

Start: Miri, Malaysia
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive:  9 h
2
Kep, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Kratie, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  30 min
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
7
Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Vang Vieng, Laos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  11 h
10
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— Few hours
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
11
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Miri, Malaysia

4
nights
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.
Real Mekong Delta Tours has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning website .

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan to Ho Chi Minh City. In December, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kep.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Real Mekong Delta Tours ©
Real Mekong Delta Tours
Suoi Tien Theme Park ©
Suoi Tien Theme Park
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels

2
nights
Kep, Cambodia

Kep ©
The seaside resort of Kep boasts a relaxed and relaxing atmosphere, and a number of points of interest, both natural and man-made.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kep Crab Market.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kep tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Kep by car takes about 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kratie.

Things to do in Kep

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Phnom Chhngok Cave Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kep Butterfly Farm ©
Kep Butterfly Farm
Phnom Chhngok Cave Temple ©
Phnom Chhngok Cave Temple
Kep Crab Market ©
Kep Crab Market

2
nights
Kratie, Cambodia

Kratie ©
The small town of Kratie sits on the banks of the Mekong and, despite its modest proportions, acts as the capital of the rural province.
Mekong River Dolphin has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get outside with Mekong River Dolphin and then make a trip to Phnom Sombok.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kratie journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kep to Kratie takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Kratie

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mekong River Dolphin ©
Mekong River Dolphin
Koh Trong ©
Koh Trong
Phnom Sambok Pagoda ©
Phnom Sambok Pagoda

2
nights
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 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kratie to Siem Reap takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ba Na Hills. On the 12th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mỹ Sơn, then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then snap pictures at Dragon Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Ba Na Hills and then make a trip to Lady Buddha.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Da Nang online trip planner .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Da Nang in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mỹ Sơn
Highlights from your plan
Ba Na Hills SunWorld ©
Ba Na Hills SunWorld
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture

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.
Kimmy Custom Tailor has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stop by Kimmy Custom Tailor and then enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and then stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch.

Planning Hoi An trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Hoi An is just a stone's throw from Da Nang. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

2
nights
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 17th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, look for gifts at Talat Sao, then enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, then appreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang). Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Buddha Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vientiane trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hoi An to Vientiane takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoi An in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vientiane: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Vientiane

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Talat Sao ©
Talat Sao
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©

2
nights
Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng ©
Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
On the next day, Head underground at Tham Nam (Water cave), then explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Chang, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Kang, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat That.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vang Vieng route website .

You can drive from Vientiane to Vang Vieng in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tham Nam (Water cave) ©
Tham Nam (Water cave)
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary ©
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary
Wat That ©
Wat That

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nahm Dong Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong).

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Luang Prabang online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm ©
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm

few
hours
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay
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.
To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You'll set off for Hanoi on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Adventure

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Viet Prestige Travel. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Quarter, get engrossed in the history at Ho Chi Minh Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and cool off at Vinpearl Land Water Park - Royal City.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi route builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Vinpearl Land Water Park - Royal City ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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