30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip itinerary planner

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Hanoi
— 5 nights
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Ninh Binh
— 3 nights
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Dong Hoi
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Phong Nha
— 7 nights
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Dong Hoi
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Da Nang
— 2 nights
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Long Bien Bridge. Make the 1st (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and have fun at Authentic Bat Trang.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi online day trip planner.

Austin, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Austin to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Ninh Binh

— 3 nights
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stop by Other and then push the limits with an extreme tour. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nhà xứ Phát Diệm.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ninh Binh trip maker.

You can take a train from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. June in Ninh Binh sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dong Hoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dong Hoi

The pleasant seaside and port town of Dong Hoi sits close to a World Heritage Site national park.
To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dong Hoi trip planner.

You can take a train from Ninh Binh to Dong Hoi in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a bus. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Phong Nha.

Things to do in Dong Hoi

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Phong Nha

— 7 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Phong Nha Caves and Ruc Mon Cave. Explore Phong Nha's surroundings by going to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Suoi Nuoc Mooc, &more).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Dong Hoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dong Hoi

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dong Hoi itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha to Dong Hoi takes an hour. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Dong Hoi

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and M Legrand Jewelry. Spend the 17th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Son Tra Mountain and snap pictures at Han River Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Nang journey planning website.

Traveling by train from Dong Hoi to Da Nang takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Hoi An

— 4 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Walking tours. There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An travel route planning site.

Take a bus from Da Nang to Hoi An in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Ho Chi Minh City

— 5 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 Food Tours and Ba Thien Hau Temple. On the 27th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. On the 24th (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower, ponder the world of politics at People's Committee Building, see the interesting displays at FITO Museum, and look for gifts at The House of Saigon.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums