60 days in Laos, Vietnam & Philippines Itinerary

60 days in Laos, Vietnam & Philippines Itinerary

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Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
Fly:  19 h
1
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Cat Ba, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
4
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 15 min
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Hue, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
8
Phan Thiet, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
9
Da Lat, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
10
El Nido, Philippines
— 6 nights
Ferry:  4 h 15 min
11
Coron, Philippines
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h
12
Malapascua Island, Philippines
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
13
Moalboal, Philippines
— 3 nights
+6
Bus + Ferry + Taxi + Fly + Bus + Foot + Fly:  7 h 15 min
14
Puerto Galera, Philippines
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Copenhagen, Denmark

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Wat Sensoukharam. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xieng Mouane, and snap pictures at Bamboo Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip itinerary builder tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Luang Prabang is an approximately 19- hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Luang Prabang due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in May, things will get much warmer in Luang Prabang: highs are around 41°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Tours Parks Wildlife
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Laos Buffalo Dairy ©
Laos Buffalo Dairy

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Long Bien Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hanoi: Ninh Binh (Cheap Motorbike Rental in Ninh Binh & Nature & Wildlife Tours). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and stop by Tired City Bao Khanh.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip builder website.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Hanoi by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Ninh Binh
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Photography Tours
Climbing Tours

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 13th (Thu), make a trip to Viet Hai Village and then step off the mainland to explore Monkey Island. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Trung Trang Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cat Co 1 Beach, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cat Ba trip builder.

Take a bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach
Monkey Island ©
Monkey Island
Viet Hai Village ©
Viet Hai Village

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sung Sot Cave and Bãi Cháy Bridge. There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, step off the mainland to explore Soi Sim Island, and snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Soi Sim Island ©
Soi Sim Island

9
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Da Nang (Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Photography Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), get engrossed in the history at Hoi An Museum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hoi An tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In May in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Food Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns, don't miss a visit to Tu Dam Pagoda, and explore the striking landscape of Bach Ma National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hue day trip planning tool.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. May in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Parks Nature
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Off-Road Tours
Photography Tours
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

3
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Ham Ninh Pier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duong Dong: An Thoi (Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park & May Rut Island). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Sung Hung Pagoda, relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, look for gifts at From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Duong Dong day trip website.

Fly from Hue to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Ham Ninh Pier, Spas
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
May Rut Island ©
May Rut Island
Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park ©
Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park

4
nights
Phan Thiet, Vietnam

An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Hon Rom. Take a break from Phan Thiet with a short trip to Reclining Buddha in Thi Tran Thuan Nam, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Long Tu Temple, putt your heart out at Tropical Mini-Golf Mui Ne, and head outdoors with Ananda Beachwear.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Phan Thiet travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Duong Dong to Phan Thiet in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Reclining Buddha
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Off-Road Tours
Spas
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) ©
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien)

4
nights
Da Lat, Vietnam

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Statue Of Golden Buddha and Datanla High Rope Course. There's lots more to do: get outside with Pine Track Adventures, take in the dramatic scenery at Pongour Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Domaine de Marie Church, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Da Lat trip planner.

You can take a bus from Phan Thiet to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pongour Falls
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Statue Of Golden Buddha ©
Statue Of Golden Buddha

6
nights
El Nido, Philippines

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Small Lagoon and Taraw Cliff. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Entalula Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marimegmeg Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and head outdoors with Lio Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our El Nido trip planner.

You can fly from Da Lat to El Nido in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Da Lat to El Nido, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pinagbuyutan Island ©
Pinagbuyutan Island
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon
Taraw Cliff ©
Taraw Cliff

4
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Atwayan Beach. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Bulog Island and enjoy the sand and surf at Banol Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Coron trip itinerary planning website.

You can ride a ferry from El Nido to Coron in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Busuanga Island
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
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Pass Island ©
Pass Island
Bulog Island ©
Bulog Island
Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach

1
night
Malapascua Island, Philippines

Malapascua Island ©
Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Japanese Wreck Marine Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Logon Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Malapascua Island online vacation builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Coron to Malapascua Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Moalboal.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Logon Beach ©
Logon Beach

3
nights
Moalboal, Philippines

Moalboal
The collection of beaches and the treasures located just off shore encourage many people visit Moalboal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Panagsama Beach and Mantayupan Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moalboal: Aloguinsan (Bojo River & Hermit's Cove). The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and get your game on at Archery-Asia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Moalboal trip builder app.

Getting from Malapascua Island to Moalboal by combination of bus and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Moalboal can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Galera.

Things to do in Moalboal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aloguinsan, Mantayupan Falls
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Hermit's Cove
Hermit's Cove
Bojo River ©
Bojo River
Mantayupan Falls ©
Mantayupan Falls

4
nights
Puerto Galera, Philippines

Puerto Galera ©
The resort town of Puerto Galera enjoys a reputation for its beaches, resorts, and dive sites.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Talipanan Beach and Aninuan Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Masasa Beach, kick back and relax at Pebble Beach, admire the sheer force of Tukuran Falls, and explore the fascinating underground world of Underwater Cave.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Galera day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and flight from Moalboal to Puerto Galera in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Puerto Galera are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Galera

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Masasa Beach
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:
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Talipanan Beach ©
Talipanan Beach
Aninuan Beach ©
Aninuan Beach
Sabang ©
Sabang

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