16 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

16 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Da Nang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, and then stop by Cua Van Floating Village.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip maker.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Halong Bay is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Duong Dong

— 4 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Get some historical perspective at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau. You'll get in some beach time at Vung Bau Beach and Bai Tắm Sao. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Lang Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, and sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Duong Dong driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 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 10th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning app.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Quan Kong Temple.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Da Nang trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March, plan for little chillier days in Da Nang, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 (Mon), contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue road trip site.

You can drive from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. March in Hue sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. Temple of Literature & National University and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will appeal to history buffs. On the 18th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see Off-Road Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hanoi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Phu Quoc Island travel guide

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Beaches · Fishing Charters & Tours · Spas
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.