31 days in Laos & Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Laos & Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
4
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
6
Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
7
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
8
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 4 nights
9
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights


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2
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.
Vientiane is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), make a trip to Phou Khoun Observation Site, walk around Buddha Park, and look for gifts at Mai Savanh Lao.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vientiane online holiday maker.

Helsinki, Finland to Vientiane is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 5 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Helsinki in September, with highs in Vientiane at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park

4
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.
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 °C, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trip

100 Waterfalls
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

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.
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 catch the bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
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 bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. 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

Parks Nature Tours
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

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.
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 car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. 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 Tours
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

3
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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, look for gifts at Truc Chi Garden, browse the handmade items at Hope Center Hue, and make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read 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. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Museums Classes
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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.
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 °C and lows of °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

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

4
nights
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.
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 Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Happy Farm PQ, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Phu Quoc Mushroom
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Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau
Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple) ©
Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple)
Sung Hung Pagoda ©
Sung Hung Pagoda

3
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, 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 bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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