60 days in Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

60 days in Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

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60 days in Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

Start: Pattaya, Thailand
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Hue, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Da Lat, Vietnam
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  5​h 15​min
9
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
10
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
11
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
12
Vientiane, Laos
— 7 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Athens, Greece

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Get some historical perspective at Ta Prohm and Baphuon Temple. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Preah Khan, see the interesting displays at Cambodia Landmine Museum, steep yourself in history at Beng Mealea, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap tour itinerary planner.

Pattaya, Thailand to Siem Reap is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Siem Reap Province
Highlights from your plan
Baphuon Temple ©
Baphuon Temple
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

5
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and National Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ondong Rossey. Step out of Phnom Penh to go to Kampong Chhnang and see Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang floating village, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, don't miss a visit to Kurata Pepper, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh trip planning website .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kampong Chhnang
Highlights from your plan
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

5
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Cao Dai Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Sao Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from Duong Dong with a short trip to May Rut Island in An Thoi, about 1h 25 min away.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip builder website .

Getting from Phnom Penh to Duong Dong by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, An Thoi, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Ba Thien Hau Temple and Nha tho Da Minh. Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Ho Chi Minh City: Vung Tau (Vung Tau Beach & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, wander the streets of Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and explore the venue of Tan Son Nhat Golf Course.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Vung Tau
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Phong Nha Caves and Son Doong Cave. The adventure continues: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planning site .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Tomb of Tu Duc and Le Ba Dang Art Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hue: Canh Duong Beach (in Lang Co), City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery (in Vinh An) and Laguna Golf Lang Co (in Cu Du). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and make a trip to Nine Dynastic Urns.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hue attractions planning app .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. January in Hue sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery, Canh Duong Beach, Laguna Golf Lang Co
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

5
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and The Marble Mountains. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mỹ Sơn and Bang An Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Da Nang (Nature & Wildlife Tours & 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, and contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien).

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip builder .

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Bang An Tower, Mỹ Sơn
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
nights
Da Lat, Vietnam

Da Lat ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Linh Phuoc Pagoda and Lam Dong Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Domaine de Marie Church and Nha Tho Bao Loc. There's lots more to do: get outside with Pine Track Adventures, get engrossed in the history at Da Lat King Palace I, take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square, and admire the sheer force of Pongour Falls.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Da Lat trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Lat

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Nha Tho Bao Loc, Pongour Falls
Highlights from your plan
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, then take an in-depth tour of Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Halong Bay day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Da Lat to Halong Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Transportation Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda

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.
Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trang An Grottoes. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and take an in-depth tour of Ancient House.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Ninh Binh
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

5
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.
Visit Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham for their historical value. Visiting MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Luang Prabang Golf Club will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, admire the striking features of Wat Sibounheuang, explore the world behind art at The Buddhist Archive of Photography, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xieng Mouane.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

100 Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Wat Xieng Thong ©
Wat Xieng Thong

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) and Mekong River. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Si Saket and Wat Si Muang. Step out of Vientiane to go to Thalat and see Nam Ngum Dam, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Vientiane Orchidees, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo, learn about all things military at Lao People's Army Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai.

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Fly from Luang Prabang to Vientiane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luang Prabang in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Vientiane. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mekong River, Nam Ngum Dam
Highlights from your plan
Vientiane Orchidees ©
Vientiane Orchidees
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket

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