60 days in Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

60 days in Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Sen Monorom, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 5 nights
Fly to Noi Bai International, Bus to Sapa
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Cat Ba, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 3 nights

Charming City

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.
You'll explore and learn at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and National Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Sosoro Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, browse the exhibits of Bong Bong Bong, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and have some family-friendly fun at Kids City.

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Calgary, Canada to Phnom Penh is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 14 hours. Traveling from Calgary in April, things will get warmer in Phnom Penh: highs are around 41°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Sen Monorom.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Sen Monorom, Cambodia

— 1 night

Switzerland of Cambodia

The capital and only major settlement in the vast, verdant Mondulkiri province, Sen Monorom manages to retain a laid-back, rural charm, in spite of an increase in development.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Dakdam Waterfall, soothe aching muscles at SenMonorom Yoga with Lana, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sen Monorom trip planning tool.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Sen Monorom in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Sen Monorom

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace. Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Bitexco Financial Tower. On the 17th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, explore the galleries of Vietnam ART Gallery, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sen Monorom to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5.5 hours. In April in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Da Lat, Vietnam

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Get a sense of the local culture at Thien Vien Truc Lam and Trickland 3D Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Off-Road Tours. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Da Lat tour itinerary maker.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure

Nha Trang, Vietnam

— 4 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nha Trang Beach. Appreciate the collections at Long Thanh Photo Studio and Alexandre Yersin Museum. Spend the 25th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Nui, take in the dramatic scenery at Ba Ho Waterfall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip maker.

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 6 nights
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mỹ Sơn and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Lady Buddha, &more). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, admire the natural beauty at Jack's Cat Cafe, and steep yourself in history at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien).

Before you visit Hoi An, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Hue, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thien Mu Pagoda. Get some historical perspective at Royal Tombs and Tomb of Minh Mang. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery, make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hue trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hue are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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.
On the 7th (Fri), experience rural life at The Duck Stop, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 6 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
We've included these beaches for you: Bai Tắm Sao and Mui Ganh Dau Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Long Beach and Starfish Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duong Dong: Kim Quy Island (in An Thoi) and Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda (in Ganh Dau). There's lots more to do: cast your line with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour, get engrossed in the history at Coi Nguon Museum, kick back and relax at Thom Beach, and steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Duong Dong tour planner.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 6 nights

Temple Town

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Angkor Wat and Beng Mealea. Get some cultural insight at Ta Prohm and Bayon Temple. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum, explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Siem Reap in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 5 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visit Wat Xiengthong and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham for their historical value. Take a break from Luang Prabang with a short trip to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Sensoukharam.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Siem Reap in May since evenings lows in Luang Prabang dip to 27°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Sapa, Vietnam

— 2 nights
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Love Waterfall, and finally take a stroll through Hang Da Village. On the next day, get great views at O Quy Ho Heaven Gate, stroll through Fansipan Mountain, then explore and take pictures at Deo Tram Ton, and finally trek along Si Trekking Sa Pa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sapa trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Luang Prabang to Sapa in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 5 nights
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.
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University for their historical value. Spend the 1st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 30th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hanoi online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a bus to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Cat Ba, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Vu Nguyen Family Massage and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island, explore the activities along Lan Ha Bay, and then stroll through Cat Co 1 Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cat Ba journey planner.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hạ Long Bay will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Bai Tu Long Bay and Quan Lan Beach. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, get a new perspective on nature at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip itinerary planning tool.

Ride a ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay in 3 hours. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Laos travel guide

3.8
Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.