26 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Vientiane, Laos
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Vientiane, Laos — 2 nights

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
On the 24th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Morning Market, get engrossed in the history at Lao National History Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, appreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat That Khao.

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Manama, Bahrain to Vientiane is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Vientiane is 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manama in February: highs in Vientiane hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vang Vieng.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping · Museums
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Vang Vieng, Laos — 2 nights

Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pha Ngern View Point. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Pha Ngern View Point, explore the activities along Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Nam (Water cave). Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, and then relax and rejuvenate at Yoga in Vang Vieng.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vang Vieng travel route builder tool.

Drive from Vientiane to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre and Wat Tat Luang. Visiting Kuang Si Waterfall and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, identify plant and animal life at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, and look for gifts at Kopnoi Export Promotion Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 2 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.
Head to A Dong Art Gallery and IndochinaSilkfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quarter and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and brush up on your military savvy at Vietnam Military History Museum.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Da Nang.
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Da Nang, Vietnam — 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Mon), kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Marian Shrine of the Lady of Tra Kieu, browse the exhibits of The Gioi Tranh Dep, then enjoy the sand and surf at My Khe Beach, then examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, and finally stop by LiA - Chic & Unique.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Nang day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Da Nang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. March in Da Nang sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Quan Kong Temple and Old House of Tan Ky. Relax by the water at Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn, steep yourself in history at The Tran Family Home and Chapel, and browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hoi An are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 2 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.
On the 11th (Sat), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City route builder.

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, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Phnom Penh.
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Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Spas
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at National Museum, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, browse the exhibits of Lotus Space, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip itinerary website.

Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Jayav Art, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and finally examine the collection at MGC Asian Traditional Textiles Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum, then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by GMC Style @ Amarin Plaza, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bangkok road trip planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly 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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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.
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Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
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.
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