60 days in Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

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60 days in Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
2
Da Lat, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
3
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  3 h
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Hue, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Drive + Ferry:  6 h 30 min
7
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
8
Cat Ba, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
9
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
10
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
11
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
Bus:  3 h
12
Battambang, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
13
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
14
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 8 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace. Do your shopping at Ben Thanh Market and Ben Thanh Art & Frame. Go for a jaunt from Ho Chi Minh City to Thu Dau Mot to see Hoi Khanh Pagoda about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder app .

Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in February; daily highs in Ho Chi Minh City reach 39°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

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Hoi Khanh Pagoda
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Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thien Vien Truc Lam and XQ Da Lat Art House. Take a break from the city and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát, browse the exhibits of Trickland 3D Museum, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Da Lat trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang. Head to Long Thanh Photo Studio and Mai Loc Photo Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore Nha Trang's surroundings by going to Phan Rang Beach (in Phan Rang-Thap Cham) and Tu Van Pagoda (in Cam Ranh). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Ba Ho Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Parish Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang online holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Tu Van Pagoda, Phan Rang Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©

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.
Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Mỹ Sơn are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Yaly Couture and Central Marketfor some retail therapy. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Da Nang (My Khe Beach & Lady Buddha). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, and kick back and relax at An Bang Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hoi An trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in Hoi An sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Royal Tombs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tomb of Minh Mang and Imperial City. Take a break from Hue with a short trip to Cua Viet Beach in Dong Ha, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the galleries of Gakka Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Hue road trip tool .

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February in Hue, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Cua Viet Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and then Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave). On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves and then admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Sung Sot Cave and Dau Go Cave. Visit Quan Lan Beach and Minh Chau beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Chay Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Quan Lan
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

2
nights
Cat Ba, Vietnam

Cat Ba ©
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.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Hospital Cave, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lan Ha Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cat Co 1 Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Cat Ba Island, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba National Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Trung Trang Cave, and finally glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cat Ba itinerary planning website .

Getting from Halong Bay to Cat Ba by ferry takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lan Ha Bay ©
Lan Ha Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. Head to TiredCity Hang Bong and Vietnam Culturalfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Off-Road Tours
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Visit Wat Xieng Thong 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. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Nahm Dong Park, expand your horizons at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

100 Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm ©
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm

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.
Angkor Wat and Preah Khan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ta Prohm and Bayon Temple. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, delve into the distant past at Ta Som, don't miss a visit to Banteay Samre, and see the interesting displays at Cambodia Landmine Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luang Prabang in March, Siem Reap is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Battambang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Siem Reap Province
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

2
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Battambang, Cambodia

Battambang ©
The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
On the 18th (Thu), gain interesting insight with a heritage tour, look for gifts at Nature Spa, then explore the galleries of HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Battambang Bat Caves. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Banan Temple, explore the galleries of Sangker Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Tep Kao Sol Loeum Lorn Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Romcheik 5 Art Space & Cafe.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Battambang day trip site .

Getting from Siem Reap to Battambang by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Battambang

Outdoors Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Nature Spa ©
Nature Spa
Battambang Bat Caves ©
Battambang Bat Caves
Wat Banan Temple ©
Wat Banan Temple

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Central Market and Din Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang floating village (in Kampong Chhnang) and Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House (in Kandal Steung). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

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

You can drive from Battambang to Phnom Penh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang floating village, Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Relax by the water at Sao Beach and Ong Lang Beach. Visiting Long Beach and Phu Quoc National Park will get you outdoors.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip app .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Duong Dong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Ham Ninh, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Sao Beach
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Phu Quoc National Park ©
Phu Quoc National Park

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