58 days in Philippines, Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

58 days in Philippines, Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

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Coron, Philippines
— 6 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 6 nights
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Ferry to Caticlan, Bus to Kalibo, Fly to El Nido
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El Nido, Philippines
— 3 nights
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Cebu City, Philippines
— 3 nights
Bus to Maya, Ferry to Malapascua Island
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Malapascua Island, Philippines
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Maya, Bus to Mactan–Cebu, Fly to Manila, Bus to Senator Gil Puyat Ave, Lungsod ng Pasay, Manila, Foot to Manila Bay Air Juan Dock, Fly to Puerto Galera
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Puerto Galera, Philippines
— 2 nights
Ferry to Batangas Pier, Taxi to Banaue
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Banaue, Philippines
— 2 nights
Taxi to Tuguegarao, Fly to Puerto Princesa
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 7 nights
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Coron, Philippines

— 6 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Coral Garden. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Malbato Church and San Agustin Parish Church. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sunken Japanese Wrecks, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas, explore the activities along Kayangan Lake, and step off the mainland to explore Siete Pecados.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Coron trip itinerary builder tool.

Montreal, Canada to Coron is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Montreal to Coron. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 5 — 11:

Boracay, Philippines

— 6 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at VTA Boracay and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Get in touch with nature at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Diniwid Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tambisaan Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Bat Caves, and head off the coast to Crocodile Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boracay tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Coron to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daily temperatures in Boracay can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 11 — 17:

El Nido, Philippines

— 3 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Visit Nacpan Beach and Seven Commando Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Las Cabanas Beach. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Lagoon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hidden Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Taraw Cliff.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our El Nido holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Boracay to El Nido takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

Cebu City, Philippines

— 3 nights

Queen City of the South

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Yap Sandiego Ancestral House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica del Santo Nino and Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Take a break from Cebu City with a short trip to Virgen dela Regla National Shrine in Lapu Lapu, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Chaplaincy, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cebu City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Cebu City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Malapascua Island, Philippines

— 4 nights
Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Logon Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Langub Beach and Guimbitayan Beach. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Japanese Wreck Marine Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bounty Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Vida Spa, and step off the mainland to explore Dakit-Dakit Island.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Malapascua Island driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Cebu City to Malapascua Island in 6 hours. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Puerto Galera.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 23 — 27:

Puerto Galera, Philippines

— 2 nights
The resort town of Puerto Galera enjoys a reputation for its beaches, resorts, and dive sites.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Haligi Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Pebble Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Galera travel planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Malapascua Island to Puerto Galera in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. May in Puerto Galera sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Banaue.

Things to do in Puerto Galera

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Banaue, Philippines

— 2 nights
Surrounded by aesthetically pleasing and historically important rice terraces, the town of Banaue brings in many visitors each day, drawn to its World Heritage-listed agricultural sites.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Batad Rice Terraces and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tappiyah Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Banaue Museum and then make a trip to Banaue Rice Terraces.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Banaue trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Puerto Galera to Banaue by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Banaue

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Puerto Princesa, Philippines

— 2 nights

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours and then see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Ugong Rock.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa trip tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Banaue to Puerto Princesa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Puerto Princesa are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Cao Dai Temple and Catholic Church Huyen Sy are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Bitexco Financial Tower. On the 4th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ho Chi Minh City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Puerto Princesa to Ho Chi Minh City in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. In June in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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 8th (Tue): explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online itinerary builder.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Hue, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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.
Visit Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh and Royal Tombs for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, explore the world behind art at Diem Phung Thi Art Exhibition House, make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space, and admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hue attractions site.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mỹ Sơn. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at My Khe Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip maker website.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Xiengthong and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter Luang Prabang and Wat Tat Luang. Spend the 21st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Sensoukharam, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang online journey planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Luang Prabang in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 7 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vietnamese Women's Museum and Old Quarter. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip app.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Hanoi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 30:

Philippines travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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

3.8
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.