29 days in Vietnam & Philippines Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam & Philippines Itinerary

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29 days in Vietnam & Philippines Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
4
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Coron, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Lapu Lapu, Philippines
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
9
Boracay, Philippines
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi visit planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Hanoi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Jeddah to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
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.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, then admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

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.
On the 8th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then stop by Truc Chi Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hue trip website .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Da Nang: Hoi An (Food Tours, Japanese Covered Bridge, & more). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Da Nang trip planner .

Getting from Hue to Da Nang by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. February in Da Nang sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Hoi An
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, shopping, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach, get outside with Archipelago Anthoy, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple.

Plan my day in Duong Dong using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Da Nang to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Vinpearl Safari ©
Vinpearl Safari
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 museums, nightlife, shopping, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning app .

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In February in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

3
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Coron is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunken Japanese Wrecks, head off the coast to Coron Bay, and look for gifts at Makulit Shop.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coron tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Coron takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Philippines Time (PHT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cheron Island ©
Cheron Island
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunken Japanese Wrecks ©
Sunken Japanese Wrecks

4
nights
Lapu Lapu, Philippines

Get out of town with these interesting Lapu Lapu side-trips: Cebu City (Basilica del Santo Nino, Magellan's Cross, & more).

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lapu Lapu road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Coron to Lapu Lapu takes 2 hours. February in Lapu Lapu sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cebu City, Cebu Happy World Museum, NTJ Watersports Cebu
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Scuba & Snorkeling
San Vicente Marine Sanctuary ©
San Vicente Marine Sanctuary
Spas

4
nights
Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Willy's Rock, get your game on at Virtual World, and kick back and relax at Bulabog Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Boracay online trip maker .

Getting from Lapu Lapu to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Lapu Lapu in February, you will find days in Boracay are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach
Ariel's Point ©
Ariel's Point

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