56 days in Hanoi, Luang Prabang & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

56 days in Hanoi, Luang Prabang & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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56 days in Hanoi, Luang Prabang & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

Start: Cagliari, Italy
Fly:  24​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 19 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 14 nights
Drive:  22​h 45​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 19 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Cagliari, Italy

19
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.
On the 9th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner .

Cagliari, Italy to Hanoi is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cagliari to Hanoi. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoa Ca Crocodile Farm
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

14
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.
Go for a jaunt from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw to see 100 Waterfalls about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

Before you visit Luang Prabang, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

100 Waterfalls, Tham Ting
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xieng Thong ©
Wat Xieng Thong

19
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ho Chi Minh City: Hoi Khanh Pagoda (in Thu Dau Mot) and Song Be Golf Resort (in Di An). Spend the 13th (Fri) on your motorcycle at Countryside Adventures. On the 15th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Luang Prabang in December, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoi Khanh Pagoda, Song Be Golf Resort
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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