16 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

16 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam sightseeing planner
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Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Fly to Van Don, Bus to Honda Agent Hoang Quoc Viet, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Lang Co
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, explore the activities along Bach Dang, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City online holiday planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, car, and ferry from Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: visit Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at B52 Victory Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to Hue.
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Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:

Hue — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hue road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hue are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lang Co.
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Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Lang Co — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Canh Duong Beach and then explore and take pictures at Hai Van Pass.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Lang Co online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Hue to Lang Co in 1.5 hours. In December in Lang Co, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.
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Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 10th (Tue), look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, and then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lang Co to Hoi An takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12: