26 days in Hong Kong & Vietnam Itinerary

26 days in Hong Kong & Vietnam Itinerary

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Hong Kong, China
— 1 night
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Cat Ba, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Mai Chau, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong, China

— 1 night

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong road trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Hong Kong is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Hong Kong Standard Time is minus 4 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hong Kong, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:

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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip maker tool.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Hoi An in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Hoi An due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hong Kong in April: highs in Hoi An hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 10:

Da Nang, Vietnam

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho) and Hue (Thien Mu Pagoda, Tomb of Minh Mang, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, stop by M Legrand Jewelry, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Da Nang tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Da Nang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 16:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Da Nang to Hanoi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

Cat Ba, Vietnam

— 3 nights
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Get out of town with these interesting Cat Ba side-trips: Halong Bay (Hạ Long Bay, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Cat Ba Island, explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Trung Trang Cave.

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Getting from Hanoi to Cat Ba by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:

Ninh Binh, Vietnam

— 2 nights
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then Head underground at Mua Caves.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Ninh Binh road trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from Cat Ba to Ninh Binh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mai Chau.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Mai Chau, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Mai Châu is a rural district of Hòa Bình Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. On the 23rd (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Thung Khe Pass, then Head underground at Chieu Cave, and then stop by Hoa Ban Plus.

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You can drive from Ninh Binh to Mai Chau in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Hanoi.

Things to do in Mai Chau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pho Linh Temple. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi itinerary builder app.

Getting from Mai Chau to Hanoi by car takes about 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

Vietnam travel guide

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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.