15 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

15 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and browse the handmade items at Henna Art Hoi An.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hoi An itinerary planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Hoi An is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lisbon to Hoi An. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lisbon in October, with highs in Hoi An at 35°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then stop by KaT Jewelry, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): learn insider's secrets on Saigon Vibes Tour, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of the Dead, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Akka, explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, and finally explore the ancient world of Terrace of the Elephants.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Siem Reap holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 2 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.
On the 10th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, then admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xiengthong, and finally walk around Riverview Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Luang Prabang when traveling from Siem Reap in October, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the views from Pont Bai Chay.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Luang Prabang to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stop by TiredCity Hang Bong, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

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.