47 days in Myanmar & Vietnam Itinerary

47 days in Myanmar & Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Mandalay International Airport, Drive to Nyaungshwe
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Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
— 6 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 9 nights
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Cat Ba, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Ferry to Dinh Vu, Drive to Sapa
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to London

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Nyaungshwe, Myanmar — 6 nights

Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Spas. Get in touch with nature at Inle Lake and Pindaya Caves. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nyaungshwe: Taunggyi (Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, Indein Village, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung, do a tasting at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, get engrossed in the history at Nyaung Shwe Cultural Museum, and don't miss a visit to Maing Thouk Village.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nyaungshwe road trip planner.

London, UK to Nyaungshwe is an approximately 25.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. You'll lose 6.5 hours traveling from London to Nyaungshwe due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Hanoi.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 19:

Hanoi, Vietnam — 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.
Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Climbing Tours will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Vietnamese Women's Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, stop by Viettime Craft, and don't miss a visit to Bach Ma Temple.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi day trip planner.

You can fly from Nyaungshwe to Hanoi in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Myanmar Time (MMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Hue.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Hue, Vietnam — 3 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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tomb of Minh Mang and Green Bamboo Art Gallery. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, see Multi-day Tours, and contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September in Hue, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 9 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tra Que Vegetable Village. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and My Khe Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Da Nang (Museum of Sa Huynh & Champa Culture, Da Nang Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the galleries of Go Fish Studio, and admire the striking features of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Hoi An online day trip planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Da Lat.
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Da Lat, Vietnam — 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Off-Road Tours and Thien Vien Truc Lam. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Dalat Star, stop by XQ Vietnam, and take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square.

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Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang, Vietnam — 4 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.
Get outdoors at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ba Ho Waterfall and Nha Tho Nui. There's still lots to do: stroll through Nha Trang Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, stop by XQ Hand Embroidery, and observe the fascinating underwater world at National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nha Trang road trip site.

You can drive from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Vietnam — 2 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Vinpearl Safari, learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge, and then relax and rejuvenate at Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then stroll through Bai Tắm Sao, and then stop by The North Wind - Handmade Leather Goods & Accessories.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Duong Dong trip itinerary app.

Getting from Nha Trang to Duong Dong by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Halong Bay, Vietnam — 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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dau Go Cave. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sung Sot Cave and Hon Ga Choi Island. Take a break from Halong Bay with a short trip to Ha Long Market in Ha Long, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, step off the mainland to explore Ti Top Island, and get engrossed in the history at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay road trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Cat Ba.
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Cat Ba, Vietnam — 4 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.
Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Cat Co 1 Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lan Ha Bay and Spas. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Monkey Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cat Ba trip maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Halong Bay to Cat Ba takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Sapa.
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Sapa, Vietnam — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Indigo Cat and then take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapa tour planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cat Ba to Sapa in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Fri).
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Myanmar travel guide

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Monuments · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.
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Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
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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