12 days in Vietnam & Philippines Itinerary

12 days in Vietnam & Philippines Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Manila, Philippines
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Hanoi, Vietnam

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi holiday planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Hanoi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lisbon to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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 (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Manila.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

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Manila, Philippines

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Urban Greens Hydroponic Farm Systems, play a few rounds at Villamor Golf Course, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, then walk around Rizal Park, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum Of Anthropology, and finally admire the landmark architecture of San Sebastian Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Manila sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Manila takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Manila is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Golf · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.

Philippines travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.