15 days in Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

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Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  5 h
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Singapore, Singapore


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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): choose your vessel at Saigon Boat Company, don't miss a visit to Phố đi bộ Nguyễn Huệ, thencatch a live performance at Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. On your second day here, cool off at Dam Sen Water Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City day trip site.

Singapore, Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Theme Parks Transportation Outdoors
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Dam Sen Water Park ©
Dam Sen Water Park
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Saigon Boat Company ©
Saigon Boat Company

3
nights
Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Visiting Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam and Hon Chong will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Long Thanh Photo Studio and XQ Hand Embroidery. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Nui, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, find something for the whole family at 100 Egg Theme Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nha Trang trip builder site.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Hue.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Spas
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Nha Tho Nui ©
Nha Tho Nui
Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam ©
Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam
Hon Chong ©
Hon Chong

2
nights
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 6th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns, explore the historical opulence of Thai Hoa Palace, explore the world behind art at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, thenstop by Gia Huy Silk Tailor Shop, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Hue takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Hue sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh
Nine Dynastic Urns ©
Nine Dynastic Urns
Thai Hoa Palace ©
Thai Hoa Palace

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Family-friendly places like Rubin Cloth Shop and Maya Design will thrill your kids. Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Friendly Shoe Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cantonese Assembly Hall, and steep yourself in history at Old House of Tan Ky.

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You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. July in Hoi An sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hoi An

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Da Nang
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My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
Maya Design ©
Maya Design

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Garden of Eden and TAEC Boutique. Explore hidden gems such as Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre and Wat Xieng Mouane. Next up on the itinerary: get your bearings at The Living Land Farm, look for gifts at Caruso Lao, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and steep yourself in history at Wat Manorom.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Luang Prabang takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Shopping Historic Sites Classes
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The Morning Market ©
The Morning Market
Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre ©
Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre
Wat Xieng Mouane ©
Wat Xieng Mouane

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