51 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

51 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
2
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
3
Sapa, Vietnam
— 4 nights
4
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
5
Vang Vieng, Laos
— 7 nights
6
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 9 nights
7
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
8
Khao Sok National Park, Thailand
— 4 nights
9
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 4 nights
10
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 7 nights

3
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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.
Temple of Literature & National University and Ba Dinh Square will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quarter and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, and explore the galleries of A Dong Art Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary builder site.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
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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 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

4
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Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Get some cultural insight at Giang Ta Chai Village and The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church). Escape the urban bustle at Fansipan Mountain and Love Waterfall. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Quang Truong Square, take a stroll through Ta Phin Village, and stop by Other.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sapa trip planner.

Do a combination of car and bus from Halong Bay to Sapa in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Buddhist Archive of Photography, take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, thenidentify plant and animal life at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, thenexamine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at MandaLao Elephant Conservation.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sapa to Luang Prabang takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Wildlife
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

7
nights
Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary and Tham Nam (Water cave). Get some historical perspective at Wat That and Wat Kang. Spend a fun-filled day on the 2nd (Fri) at Blue Springs & Patong cave. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Pha Ngern View Point, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Adventure Village, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take some stellar pictures from Nam Xay Viewpoint.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vang Vieng online visit planner.

Drive from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary ©
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary
Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point
Kaeng Nyui Waterfalll ©
Kaeng Nyui Waterfalll

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Ched Yot will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon National Park (in Doi Inthanon National Park), Ban Roi An Phan Yang (in Hang Dong) and Baan Jang Nak - A Museum of Elephant Wood Carvings (in San Kamphaeng). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai in 10 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. April in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Mae Wang, San Kamphaeng, Doi Inthanon National Park, Ban Roi An Phan Yang
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon National Park ©
Doi Inthanon National Park
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Pridi Banomyong Memorial, thenexplore the ancient world of Wat Maha That, and then don't miss a visit to Historic City of Ayutthaya.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online road trip planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Khao Sok National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

4
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Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

Khao Sok National Park ©
While on tour of Khao Sok National Park, you'll discover a dense jungle, towering karst formations, and a man-made lake.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Praya-Nakarach Cave Temple and Wat Suwan Kuha (Cave Temple). Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Khuk Khak Beach and Pakarang Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Khao Sok National Park: Rommanee Hot Spring (in Kapong), Phang Nga Elephant Park (in Phang Nga) and Cheow Lan Lake (in Ban Ta Khun). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Takua Pa Sunday Market, walk around Ban Nam Khem Tsunami Memorial Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Khao Sok Elephant Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Khao Sok National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Bangkok to Khao Sok National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bangkok in April since evenings lows in Khao Sok National Park dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Khao Sok National Park

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Takua Pa, Rommanee Hot Spring, Praya-Nakarach Cave Temple, Wat Suwan Kuha (Cave Temple), Phang Nga Elephant Park
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Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Praya-Nakarach Cave Temple ©
Praya-Nakarach Cave Temple
Pakarang Beach ©
Pakarang Beach

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Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Climbing Tours will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sai Nuan Beach and Hin Wong Bay. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Tanot Bay, don't miss a visit to Sail Rock (Dive Site), head off the coast to Koh Nang Yuan, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shark Bay.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Khao Sok National Park to Koh Tao in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Khao Sok National Park in April, plan for slightly colder days in Koh Tao, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach

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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get outdoors at Salad Beach and Haad Yao Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Chaloklum. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Plai Laem, stroll through Ao Chaloklum Bay, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 2 hours. April in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

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