25 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Ha Giang
Drive
2
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
3
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Cat Ba
— 1 night
Fly
5
Duong To
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Can Tho
— 1 night
Drive
7
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Phan Thiet
— 1 night
Drive
9
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Fly
10
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
13
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
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Ha Giang

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ha Giang route maker site.

Hanoi to Ha Giang is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hanoi.
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Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:
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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.
On the 24th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi day trip app.

Drive from Ha Giang to Hanoi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. On your second day here, explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Le Parfum Spa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay travel route app.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Cat Ba.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Cat Ba — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cat Ba visit app.

Getting from Halong Bay to Cat Ba by ferry takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Duong To.
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Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

Duong To — 3 nights

Go for a jaunt from Duong To to Ong Lang to see Happy Farm PQ about 38 minutes away.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Duong To trip maker app.

Fly from Cat Ba to Duong To in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Can Tho.
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Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:

Can Tho — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): snap pictures at Can Tho Bridge, surround yourself with nature on Realism Tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pitu Khosa Rangsay, then don't miss a visit to Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Can Tho trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Duong To to Can Tho in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Can Tho are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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.
On the 5th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City route builder website.

Drive from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Phan Thiet.
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Phan Thiet — 1 night

An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Red Sand Dunes, then look for gifts at Princess Jewelry, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take an in-depth tour of Old Fishing Village 3D Museum.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Phan Thiet sightseeing planner.

Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nha Trang.
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Nature · Spas · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

Nha Trang — 2 nights

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 8th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Parish Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, then examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum, and finally stop by Legendary Chocolatier.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nha Trang trip app.

Drive from Phan Thiet to Nha Trang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Hoi An.
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Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Hoi An — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then get in on the family fun at Hoi An Memories Land.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An trip maker site.

Fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Da Nang.
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Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Da Nang — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Healthy Spa Da Nang and then discover the deep blue sea with Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then stop by Legendary Chocolatier At Da Nang.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Da Nang using our trip planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hue.
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Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

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.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Da Nang to Hue by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In December in Hue, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 2 nights

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 16th (Fri), Head underground at Phong Nha Caves and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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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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Mekong Delta travel guide

3.7
Flea Markets · Kayaking & Canoeing · Landmarks
Interlaced with rivers and canals feeding rice-growing plains and lush wetlands, the Mekong Delta impresses with its bustling floating metropolis. Tours of the Mekong Delta revolve around boat trips to floating markets and even whole towns on stilts, and trips to tranquil inland villages with slow, traditional lifestyles. As the rice bowl of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta offers foodies plenty to sink their teeth into: tours of rice paddies and orchards, fresh produce from floating stands, and delicious freshwater fish dishes. Other possibilities for a Mekong Delta itinerary include temples with ornate pagodas, wartime bunkers, and mangrove forests sheltering rare waterfowl and migratory birds.
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