9 days in Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights


Hoi An, Vietnam — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and then stroll through The Marble Mountains. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An day trip site.

Chennai, India to Hoi An is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Hoi An is 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nha Trang.
Tours · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Nha Trang, Vietnam — 2 nights

On the 1st (Sun), take in the views from Tran Phu Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Nui, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers and then cool off at VinWonders Nha Trang.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nha Trang trip website.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Luang Prabang.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 3 nights

Luang Prabang is known for nature, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, make a trip to Vat Visounarath, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xiengthong, and see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luang Prabang trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Nha Trang to Luang Prabang in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Vietnam travel guide

Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Laos travel guide

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.