29 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

29 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Hanoi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sapa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cat Tien National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Fly to Phu Quoc International Airport, Drive to Ong Lang
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Ong Lang
— 1 night
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 6 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

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Hanoi

— 5 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 a sense of the local culture at Vietnamese Women's Museum and Old Quarter. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Make the 15th (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: admire the artistry at Authentic Bat Trang, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the exciting artwork at Hanoi Studio Gallery, and make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi journey planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Hanoi, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Sapa

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muong Hoa Valley and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Fansipan Mountain and Ham Rong Mountain. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Y Linh Ho, examine the collection at Sapa Culture Museum, and take a stroll through Hang Da Village.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sapa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Phong Nha Caves and The Duck Stop. Get in touch with nature at Son Doong Cave and Lemon Tree Nail & Spa. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hue

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tomb of Minh Mang. Do some cultural sightseeing at Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, don't miss a visit to Tu Dam Pagoda, and take in the views from Thanh Toan Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hue day trip site.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as FITO Museum and Speed Boats Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, get a sense of history and politics at People's Committee Building, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cat Tien National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Cat Tien National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Crocodile Lake and then stroll through Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Cat Tien National Park sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Cat Tien National Park in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Ong Lang.

Things to do in Cat Tien National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Ong Lang

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ, see what you can catch with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour, and then look for gifts at Pq Little Mart.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ong Lang travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Cat Tien National Park to Ong Lang with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ong Lang

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Halong Bay

— 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bai Tu Long Bay and Dau Go Cave. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lan Ha Bay and Speed Boats Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Cat Ba National Park & Cat Ba Island). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, and snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay day trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Ong Lang to Halong Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Phu Quoc Island travel guide

3.5
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.