11 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

11 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam vacation planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Drive to Dinh Vu, Ferry to Cat Ba
Cat Ba
— 2 nights
Uong Bi
— 1 night
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Melbourne



— 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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Hanoi is minus 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Cat Ba

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then head off the coast to Cat Ba Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cat Ba trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uong Bi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Uong Bi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Vang Pagoda and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yen Tu Mountain.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uong Bi trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cat Ba to Uong Bi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Uong Bi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hạ Long Bay and Tien Ong Cave. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, and explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uong Bi to Halong Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors