23 days in Vietnam & Philippines Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam & Philippines Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 2 nights
2
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
3
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
5
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 day
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
7
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
8
Boracay, Philippines
— 3 nights
9
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 1 night

2
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, thensteep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sao Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip itinerary maker.

Santiago, Chile to Duong Dong is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 11 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Sao Beach
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Spas

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stop by Lucy Henna, don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, and then make a trip to Saigon River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, thenget a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City tour builder website.

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 in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

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 31st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Imperial City, contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March, expect Hue to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park route planning app.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

1
day
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip builder site.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

3
nights
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, thendon't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, thendon't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An visit website.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
Boracay, Philippines

Boracay ©
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at White Beach, stroll through Bulabog Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Boracay road trip planner.

Fly from Hoi An to Boracay in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Philippine Standard Time (PST) is 1 hour. April in Boracay sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling
Motag Living Museum ©
Motag Living Museum

1
night
Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
On the 15th (Wed), look for gifts at Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation and then explore the activities along Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa route maker.

Fly from Boracay to Puerto Princesa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Puerto Princesa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation ©
Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation

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