Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Please help with Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos Itinerary! First time in Asia.

Jump to last reply

My husband and I have travelled to 5 continents but never Asia. We would like a taste of a few places- hopefully to return someday. We have been adventurous travelers but are more staid now. I have been reading many posts trying to get an idea of where to go, and have pared my itinerary down based on your many recommendations. We are planning to go to Vietnam and Siem Reap in late October 2013 with 19-20 days on the ground (leaving from SFO). The main impetus for the trip is Angkor Wat, although we are not temple junkies.
This is a rough itinerary and I would welcome some suggestions! (I would like to nail down the destination of our return airport so I can try to use miles to upgrade when they release the seats next month).
Arrive Hong Kong -spend 4 nights.
Fly to Hanoi- spend 5 nights including an overnight on Halong Bay.
Fly to Luang Prabang- spend 3 nights.
Fly to Siem Reap- spend 3 nights.
4 more nights-where to go? Fly home from Bangkok or Singapore? Visit Hoi An or somewhere in S. Vietnam and fly home from HCMC?
I would like to get some birding/ wildlife and/or beautiful water time in but don't know how to fit the time.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Thanks!

5 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report vietnam and laos
  2. 2 narrow down destinations, Japan 2 weeks in April
  3. 3 Moving to KL: Sim card + Place to stay
  4. 4 Travelling btwn M'asia&Jkt
  5. 5 Trip Report 5 Days in Siem Reap
  6. 6 Trip Report Burma - Our Mad Dash Across Too Much
  7. 7 Driver Guide wanted March 2015
  8. 8 Trip Report SE Asia 2014 trip report
  9. 9 First trip to Japan-17 night Itinerary in Cherry Blossom season
  10. 10 First trip to Vietnam! Help me with my itinerary please!
  11. 11 Kerala Itinerary - Houseboat and Tree House Questions
  12. 12 Connaught Place
  13. 13 What did you think of Mumbai?
  14. 14 Which to see first - Kyoto or Tokyo?
  15. 15 Nepal- recipe?
  16. 16 A Thailand holiday vacation 9 years in a row!
  17. 17 Thai Vacation: Valuable Last Minute Details - Chapter 1
  18. 18 Elephants in Northern Thailand
  19. 19 Bangkok: Shangri-La, Penninsula, Mandarin Oriental
  20. 20 New Hanoi Hotel opening
  21. 21 Trip Report 3 weeks in Myanmar-What an adventure!
  22. 22 10 Day Japan Trip - Need Some Help Choosing!
  23. 23 Trip Report My SEA trip - photos update
  24. 24 Air Asia All You Can Fly
  25. 25 Busan in two weeks January 2015, coping with the cold.
View next 25 » Back to the top