16 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

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16 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

Start: Osaka, Japan
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
4
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Osaka, Japan

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea TREK VietNam. Popular historic sites such as Mỹ Sơn and March Gallery are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. And it doesn't end there: stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, view the masterpieces at Hoi An Art Gallery, explore the galleries of Cotic, and hunt for treasures at Dat Thanh Shoe Shop.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner .

Osaka, Japan to Hoi An is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Osaka to Hoi An. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Osaka in June: high temperatures in Hoi An hover around 41°C and lows are around 30°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

4
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
Angkor English Guide - Day Tours has been added to your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Colors of Cambodia and Very Berry -Handmade in Cambodia. Angkor National Museum and Angkor Wat are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, learn about all things military at War Museum Cambodia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap journey planner .

Getting from Hoi An to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

3
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've now added MandaLao Elephant Conservation to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre and Morning Market. Escape the urban bustle at Kuang Si Falls and Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Khinthong Lao Silk, take in the exciting artwork at Friends Gallery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang day trip site .

Getting from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm ©
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm
MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave and then explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

2
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.
On the 15th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs, and then savor the flavors at Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Hue trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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