15 days in Laos, Vietnam & Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Laos, Vietnam & Taiwan Itinerary

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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 1 night
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hualien, Taiwan
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 2nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Vat Visounarath, then admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, then identify plant and animal life at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, and finally walk around 100 Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Quarter Luang Prabang.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Luang Prabang trip maker website.

London, UK to Luang Prabang is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. Traveling from London in October, expect Luang Prabang to be much warmer, temps between 37°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm ©
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm
Old Quarter Luang Prabang ©
Old Quarter Luang Prabang

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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.
On the 4th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Royal Spa.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Halong Bay by combination of flight, car, and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Spas · Outdoors
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): race across the water with Pacific Boat, relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple, then sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge, and finally stop by The One Up Store.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

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Luna Thai Spa ©
Luna Thai Spa
Pacific Boat ©
Pacific Boat
Beer Fridge ©
Beer Fridge

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stop by Drink Vietnam, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Independence Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower, and finally do sightseeing your way with Saigon Vibes Tour.

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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. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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Saigon Vibes Tour ©
Saigon Vibes Tour
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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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.
On the 8th (Thu), relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip website.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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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.
On the 9th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Private Tours By Local Guides.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hue online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Private Tours By Local Guides ©
Private Tours By Local Guides
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally stop by Yaly Couture. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at My Khe Beach and then don't miss a visit to Lady Buddha.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Da Nang itinerary maker website.

Drive from Hue to Da Nang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hualien.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
Yaly Couture ©
Yaly Couture

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Hualien, Taiwan

Hualien ©

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get outside with Zuocang Trail, then trek along Taroko Gorge, then stroll around Chishingtan Scenic Area, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Pure Aroma spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): hike along Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto) and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hualien tour itinerary app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Da Nang to Hualien in 8.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Da Nang to Hualien due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
On the 14th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), stop by Tired City Dinh Tien Hoang, then wander the streets of Old Quarter, and finally view the masterpieces at A Dong Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read Hanoi day trip app.

Getting from Hualien to Hanoi by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Hualien to Hanoi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Temple of Literature & National University ©

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