38 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

38 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Can Tho
— 3 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Bus to Ninh Binh
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Ninh Binh
— 3 nights
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Bus to Ha Long Quang Ninh, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 4 nights
Bus
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ha Giang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sapa
— 7 nights
Drive
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Mai Chau
— 4 nights
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Drive to Noi Bai International Airport, Fly to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Drive to Hong Kong

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Saigon Free Day Tours. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then indulge in some culinary diversions at Saigon Free Day Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Can Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

Can Tho

— 3 nights

Capital of the West

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
You've now added Mekong Experience Travel to your itinerary. On the 17th (Mon), examine the collection at Museum of Tarot, don't miss a visit to Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): relax and float downstream with Mekong Experience Travel, then snap pictures at Can Tho Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phat Hoc Pagoda, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Can Tho trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Can Tho

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

Da Lat

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dalat Backpacker Easyrider, Lang Biang Trail and Elephant Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Pongour Falls. There's more to do: head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Da Lat route maker website.

You can fly from Can Tho to Da Lat in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:

Hoi An

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Coconut Fragrance Restaurant Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Da Bao Real Leather. Next up on the itinerary: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, relax in the rural setting at Tra Que Minty Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Hoi An takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Classes

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:

Ninh Binh

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trang An Grottoes and Tam Coc. Get out of town with these interesting Ninh Binh side-trips: Bai Dinh Pagoda (in Gia Sinh) and Parish Lac Dao (in Nam Dinh). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Mua Caves, explore the ancient world of Hoa Lu Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Nhà xứ Phát Diệm, and make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ninh Binh trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hoi An to Ninh Binh in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hoi An in February; daily highs in Ninh Binh reach 24°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:

Halong Bay

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bai Tu Long Bay and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Cat Ba Island & Climbing Tours). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, head off the coast to Soi Sim Island, wander the streets of Cua Van Floating Village, and get a new perspective on nature at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, car, and ferry from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:

Hanoi

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes HanoiKids Free Tour. Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Tired City Bao Khanh. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi journey builder.

Traveling by bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Ha Giang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:

Ha Giang

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): wander the streets of Thon Tha Village. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Tea House of Baiyue Tribe.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ha Giang travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Ha Giang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Ha Giang

Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

Sapa

— 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Muong Hoa Valley and Cat Cat village. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fansipan Mountain, make a trip to Quang Truong Square, admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapa trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Ha Giang to Sapa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Mai Chau.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 18:

Mai Chau

— 4 nights
Mai Châu is a rural district of Hòa Bình Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Explore hidden gems such as Moc Chau Plateau and Bat Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Mai Chau: Pine forests of Ang (in Moc Chau) and Mu Waterfall (in Hoa Binh). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Chieu Cave, stop by Hoa Ban Plus, and take some stellar pictures from Thung Khe Pass.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mai Chau online day trip planner.

Getting from Sapa to Mai Chau by car takes about 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Mai Chau

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22: