25 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

25 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus to SaPa Lao Cai, Bus to Sapa
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Sapa
— 3 nights
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Bus to Ha Long Bai Chay Bus Station, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Danang, Bus to Hue
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phan Thiet
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Memorial House - Ho Chi Minh, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and wander the streets of Old Quarter.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hanoi planner.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Hanoi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Sapa

— 3 nights
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
On the 29th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at The Stone Church, appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, and then make a trip to Cat Cat village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Deo Tram Ton, admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Y Linh Ho, and finally make a trip to Quang Truong Square.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sapa trip builder.

Getting from Hanoi to Sapa by bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

Halong Bay

— 2 nights
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): head off the coast to Ti Top Island and then Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sapa to Halong Bay by combination of bus, car, and ferry takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, taxi, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

Hue

— 3 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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue day trip planning site.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hue by combination of ferry, flight, and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Hoi An

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take in the views from Dragon Bridge and then kick back and relax at An Bang Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An sightseeing site.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

Nha Trang

— 2 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Nha Trang is known for historic sites, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nha Trang Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Nui, and stop by XQ Hand Embroidery.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Spas · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Phan Thiet

— 3 nights
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
You've now added Mui Ne Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Mui Ne Harbor, then stroll through Mui Ne Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), and finally have some family-friendly fun at Trampoline Club "Impulse". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Khu du lich Ta Cu, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then make a trip to White Sand Dunes.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Phan Thiet road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nha Trang to Phan Thiet in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City route planner.

You can drive from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16: