31 days in Laos & Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Laos & Vietnam Itinerary

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Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Dong Hoi
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Vientiane, Laos

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Vientiane is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), snap pictures at Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, and walk around Buddha Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Vientiane trip maker.

Helsinki, Finland to Vientiane is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Helsinki to Vientiane, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in September, expect Vientiane to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
Highlights from your trip
Wat Si Saket ©
Religious Site
Wat Si Saket
4.0
Buddha Park ©
Park
Buddha Park
3.8

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Luang Prabang, Laos

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.
When in Luang Prabang, make a side trip to see 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw, approximately Nong Khiaw away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy, don't miss a visit to Wat Pa Huak, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Sensoukharam.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip planner.

You can fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Kuang Si Waterfall
4.7
Wat Xiengthong ©
Architectural Building
Wat Xiengthong
4.5

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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter.

Discover how to plan a Hanoi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature
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©
Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.9
Old Quarter ©
Neighborhood
Old Quarter
4.4

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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 (Mon): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Water Body
Hạ Long Bay
4.4

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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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online travel route planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of ferry and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
Highlights from your trip
Phong Nha Caves ©
World heritage site
Phong Nha Caves
4.6

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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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, make a trip to The Flag Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, and view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hue trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Hue sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Museums · Classes · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
Imperial City ©
Must see
Imperial City
4.2
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Architectural Building
Thien Mu Pagoda
4.3
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Historic Site
Tomb of Minh Mang
4.4

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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.
Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture & The Gioi Tranh Dep). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
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Spa
Spas
4.7
The Marble Mountains ©
Geologic Formation
The Marble Mountains
4.1

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Duong Dong, Vietnam

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), buy something for everyone on your list at The Vietnamese Artists, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, and relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Mushroom.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Duong Dong road trip tool.

You can fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Sung Hung Pagoda ©
Landmark
Sung Hung Pagoda
4.2

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ho Chi Minh trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by Drink Vietnam.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City day trip app.

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your trip
War Remnants Museum ©
History Museum
War Remnants Museum
4.4
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Landmark
Cu Chi Tunnels
4.3
Central Post Office ©
Government Building
Central Post Office
3.9

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