22 days in Vietnam, Laos & Bali Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam, Laos & Bali Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam, Laos & Bali Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  15​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  9​h
7
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  1​h
8
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Kuta, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi holiday website .

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, admire the landmark architecture of Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), then don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony, then don't miss a visit to Wat Pa Huak, and finally experience rural life at The Living Land Company.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Living Land Company ©
The Living Land Company
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, steep yourself in history at The Old House of Phun Hung, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hue road trip planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Hue sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): Head underground at Son Doong Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online journey planner .

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

2
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.
On the 12th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at The Independence Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha tho Da Minh, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Food Tours

1
night
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
On the 14th (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then identify plant and animal life at Devil's Tears.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nusa Lembongan trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Ho Chi Minh City to Nusa Lembongan in 9 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Nusa Lembongan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Nusa Lembongan, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, experience rural life at Alas Harum Agro Tourism, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Safari Park, and finally experience rural life at Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Nusa Lembongan to Ubud takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Ubud, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tirta Empul Temple
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

5
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kuta: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Amed), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's lots more to do: cool off at Waterbom Bali, look for gifts at Krakakoa Chocolate Factory & Store, get your game on at Tilo Kids Club, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jimbaran Bay.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuta trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ubud to Kuta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kuta can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seminyak, Uluwatu Temple, Scuba & Snorkeling, Tanah Lot Temple, Jimbaran Bay
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Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Spas

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