13 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

13 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam itinerary planner

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Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Train
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Da Nang
— 2 nights
Bus
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Hoi An
— 1 night
Taxi to Da Nang, Train to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cao Dai Temple and Thermal Spas. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Vietnamese History and Drink Vietnam. Spend the 30th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, don't miss a visit to Ben Dinh Tunnels, and examine the collection at FITO Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online trip itinerary builder.

Dublin, Ireland to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in March, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be warmer, temps between 40°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

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Da Nang

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Da Nang Catheral, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phap Lam Pagoda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Long An Temple.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Da Nang trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Hoi An

— 1 night
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 3rd (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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

Drive from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure
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Hanoi

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Chua Tran Quoc and Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư. Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and D&C Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, kick back and relax at Quan Lan Beach, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, and tour in harmony with nature at Absolute Asia Travel.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hanoi holiday builder tool.

Fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Golf · Transportation · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8: