9 days in Vietnam, Luang Prabang & Vientiane Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam, Luang Prabang & Vientiane Itinerary

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9 days in Vietnam, Luang Prabang & Vientiane Itinerary

Start: Hanoi, Vietnam
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
4
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
6
Vientiane, Laos
— 3 nights
End: Hanoi, Vietnam


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1
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Finnegan's Irish Pub and Restaurant, The Bros Bar, Hanoi Free City Tour, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): join in the after-dark buzz at The Leprechaun Public House, get a taste of local nightlife at LEVEL10 Bar, get a taste of local nightlife at Soho Bar, join in the after-dark buzz at Base Bar, then join in the after-dark buzz at Trixie Cafe & Lounge, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Hanoi Rock City.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Noi Bai International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Hanoi Vespa Tours ©
Hanoi Vespa Tours
The Bros Bar ©
The Bros Bar

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): Head underground at Phong Nha Caves.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Asta The Club, Brown EYES and Secret Lounge. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): join in the after-dark buzz at Asta The Club, get a taste of local nightlife at Brown EYES, then join in the after-dark buzz at Secret Lounge, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hue trip itinerary planner.

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. May in Hue sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Nightlife Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Secret Lounge ©
Secret Lounge
Asta The Club ©
Asta The Club

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night
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes OQ Lounge Pub DnD, Red Dragon Pub, Perdu - Cocktail Bar, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a taste of local nightlife at Perdu - Cocktail Bar, join in the after-dark buzz at Red Dragon Pub, get a taste of local nightlife at OQ Lounge Pub DnD, then join in the after-dark buzz at Sky 21 Bar, then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and finally take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Da Nang day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hue to Da Nang takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Da Nang

Nightlife Nature Parks
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Red Dragon Pub ©
Red Dragon Pub
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
OQ Lounge Pub DnD ©
OQ Lounge Pub DnD

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Icon Klub, Sakura Bar, Baravin ll, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get a taste of local nightlife at Dao Fah Night Club, then join in the after-dark buzz at Sakura Bar, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Icon Klub. Here are some ideas for day two: have a few drinks at Baravin ll and then examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang attractions planning website .

Getting from Da Nang to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nightlife Museums
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Icon Klub ©
Icon Klub
Royal Palace Museum ©
Royal Palace Museum
Sakura Bar ©
Sakura Bar

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nights
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
You've now added Wine 95 to your itinerary. On the 9th (Thu), join in the after-dark buzz at Wine 95. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Vientiane Orchidees.

Plan trip to Vientiane with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Vientiane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vientiane can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Vientiane

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Vientiane Orchidees ©
Vientiane Orchidees
Wine 95 ©
Wine 95

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