33 days in Vietnam, Seattle & Singapore Itinerary

33 days in Vietnam, Seattle & Singapore Itinerary

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Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle, United States
— 1 night
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive to Dinh Vu, Ferry to Cat Ba
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Cat Ba, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 1 day
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Seattle, United States — 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 30th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary planning tool.

Ketchikan to Seattle is an approximately 4-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ketchikan to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ketchikan in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Hanoi, Vietnam — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip app.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Hanoi takes 20 hours. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Seattle to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ninh Binh.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Ninh Binh, Vietnam — 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bai Dinh Pagoda in Gia Sinh (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Tam Coc, and Head underground at Mua Caves.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh trip website.

You can drive from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Ninh Binh sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Ba.
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Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Cat Ba, Vietnam — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cat Ba: Halong Bay (Tien Ong Cave, Sung Sot Cave, &more). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Cat Ba National Park. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Cat Ba Island.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cat Ba route maker site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ninh Binh to Cat Ba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Hoi An.
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Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:

Hoi An, Vietnam — 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, browse the exhibits of Gallery 180, and browse the handmade items at Henna Art Hoi An.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hoi An trip simple and quick.

Getting from Cat Ba to Hoi An by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Singapore.
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Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

Singapore, Singapore — 3 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Singapore Flyer, take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, and take in the waterfront activity at Marina Bay.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Singapore online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Singapore takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 6 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 21st (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 23rd (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bach Dang.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City. In October in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Da Lat.
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Find places to stay Oct 19 — 25:

Da Lat, Vietnam — 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.
Da Lat is known for sightseeing, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát, make a trip to Lam Vien Square, and take in the dramatic scenery at Datanla Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Da Lat trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly to Hanoi.
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Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:

Hanoi, Vietnam — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): stop by Vietgiftmart, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pho Linh Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Da Lat to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Seattle.
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Seattle, United States — 1 day

Emerald City

Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Seattle takes 20 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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