21 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Vientiane, Laos
— 3 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Cat Ba, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Ferry to Dinh Vu, Drive to Ninh Binh
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights

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Vientiane, Laos — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat That Khao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, appreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam), don't miss a visit to Patuxay Monument, then make a trip to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), and finally appreciate the history behind Wat That Luang Neua.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vientiane trip website.

Chisinau, Moldova to Vientiane is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chisinau to Vientiane is 5 hours. March in Vientiane sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Luang Prabang.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Parks
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 2 nights

Take a break from Luang Prabang with a short trip to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, snap pictures at Bamboo Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Luang Prabang online travel route 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 a bit cooler in Luang Prabang, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Temple of Literature & National University, Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Old Quarter. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay, Vietnam — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Halong Bay tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Cat Ba.
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Cat Ba, Vietnam — 2 nights

Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Hospital Cave.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cat Ba trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Halong Bay to Cat Ba by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ninh Binh.
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam — 3 nights

Change things up with a short trip to Bai Dinh Pagoda in Gia Sinh (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a stroll through Tam Coc, and make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh online travel route builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cat Ba to Ninh Binh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 4 nights

Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planner.

You can fly from Ninh Binh to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ninh Binh in March: high temperatures in Hoi An hover around 32°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

On the 29th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, look for gifts at LiA Saigon, and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in March, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Laos travel guide

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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.
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