11 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Noi Bai International Airport, Drive to Mai Chau
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Mai Chau
— 1 night
Drive
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Cao Bang
Drive to Dinh Vu, Ferry to Cat Ba
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Cat Ba
Ferry
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island, Bus to Ninh Binh
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Ninh Binh
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Da Nang
Fly to Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Drive to Nam Cat Tien
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Nam Cat Tien
— 1 day
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Drive to Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Fly to Phu Quoc International Airport, Drive to Ong Lang
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Ong Lang
— 1 night
Drive to Phu Quoc International Airport, Fly to Dubai

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Mai Chau — 1 night

Mai Châu is a rural district of Hòa Bình Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at Hoa Ban Plus and then explore the fascinating underground world of Chieu Cave.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Mai Chau online itinerary maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Mai Chau is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Indochina Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in March, you will find days in Mai Chau are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cao Bang.
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Cao Bang

Cao Bằng is a city in northern Vietnam. To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cao Bang trip planner.

You can drive from Mai Chau to Cao Bang in 8.5 hours. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Cat Ba.
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Cat Ba

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.
To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cat Ba travel route app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cao Bang to Cat Ba in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay — 3 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.
Step out of Halong Bay to go to Ha Long and see Ha Long Market, which is approximately 36 minutes away. On the 6th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, step off the mainland to explore Ti Top Island, get engrossed in the history at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ninh Binh.
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Ninh Binh

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.
To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh travel route planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh by combination of ferry, car, and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Phong Nha Caves.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park journey planner.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Da Nang.
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Da Nang

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.
For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Da Nang online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Da Nang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. March in Da Nang sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll set off for Nam Cat Tien on the 8th (Wed).
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Nam Cat Tien — 1 day

On the 9th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Cat Tien Park.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nam Cat Tien trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Da Nang to Nam Cat Tien. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Ong Lang.
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Ong Lang — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Anmai Spa, then get to know the resident critters at Vinpearl Safari, then relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and finally look for gifts at Pq Little Mart.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ong Lang trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nam Cat Tien to Ong Lang. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Spas · Shopping
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Phu Quoc Island travel guide

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Beaches · Spas · Fishing Charters & Tours
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture. Known for its pepper farming and fish sauce brewing, the island retains a charming rusticity in its fishing towns and inland plantations. Phu Quoc Island tourism developed rapidly, with a number of resorts sitting on the golden sands along the southwest coast. With half of the island registered as a national park, the dense jungles and mountains of the interior remain protected from overdevelopment--good news for wildlife living there, including slow lorises, macaques, owls, and tortoises.
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