60 days in Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 7 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Champasak Town, Laos
— 2 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 5 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 7 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 8 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 7 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Family-friendly places like Phu Quoc Countryside and Vinpearl Safari will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Duong Dong side-trips: An Thoi (Bom Island & Kim Quy Island) and Ganh Dau (Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc & Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda). There's lots more to do: get outside with Kien Giang Travel, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, and kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Duong Dong day trip tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Duong Dong is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 21:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 5 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cu Chi Tunnels and Central Post Office. On the 24th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 25th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:

Champasak Town, Laos

— 2 nights
Near the borders of Thailand and Japan in southern Laos, the small town of Champasak is best known for its UNESCO-protected ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos, explore the ancient world of Wat Phu, and then stop by Chez Maman. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Wat Muang Kang Temple, then head off the coast to Don Daeng Island, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Champasak Town day trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Champasak Town. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Vientiane.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

Vientiane, Laos

— 5 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Bring the kids along to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) and Wat Si Saket. Change things up with a short trip to Nam Ngum Dam in Thalat (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: stroll around Buddha Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market, see the interesting displays at Lao Textile Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vientiane trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Champasak Town to Vientiane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Vientiane can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 5:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 7 nights
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. Spend the 12th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, and don't miss a visit to Wat Pa Huak.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip planner.

You can fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vientiane in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Luang Prabang, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 12:

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island, and then relax and rejuvenate at Vu Nguyen Family Massage.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Halong Bay journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Luang Prabang to Halong Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 6 nights
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.
Attractions like Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum make great kid-friendly stops. On the 18th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi travel route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 20:

Hue, Vietnam

— 3 nights
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.
Attractions like Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 21st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, have fun at Hope Center Hue, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Hue by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 6 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Hoi An Ancient Town and Japanese Covered Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Da Nang (Lady Buddha, Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, &more). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Trade Ceramics, stop by Da Bao Real Leather, and admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In March in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 29:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 8 nights

Temple Town

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.
Attractions like Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 1st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the ancient world of Viti's Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip planning website.

Fly from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hoi An in March: highs in Siem Reap hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 6:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 8 nights

Charming City

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.
Family-friendly places like Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and National Museum will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, and get in on the family fun at Fly Phnom Penh.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 14:

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Laos travel guide

3.8
Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.