31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip planner

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Hanoi
— 5 nights
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Hue
— 5 nights
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Da Nang
— 4 nights
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Hoi An
— 6 nights
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Nha Trang
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 6 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.
For shopping fun, head to Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Center or Tired City Bao Khanh. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Chua Tran Quoc. Explore Hanoi's surroundings by going to Ninh Binh (Trang An Grottoes & Rong Market Ninh Binh). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Cathedral, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Hanoi holiday planning website.

Hong Kong, China to Hanoi is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Hanoi is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Hue

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Tombs and Tomb of Minh Mang. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, pause for some serene contemplation at Phu Cam Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dan Nam Giao.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hue road trip app.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Da Nang

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Non Nuoc Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mỹ Sơn and Chua Buu Dai Son. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain), explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, look for gifts at KaHoLi store, and browse the different shops at Han Shopping Complex.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Da Nang journey planner.

Getting from Hue to Da Nang by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Hoi An

— 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Bang An Tower. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, steep yourself in history at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hoi An Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Da Nang to Hoi An by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nha Trang

— 3 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nha Tho Nui and Da Bao Pagoda. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ba Ho Waterfall. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, stroll through Nha Trang Beach, view the masterpieces at DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bac Thanh Church.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nha Trang online attractions planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Ho Chi Minh City

— 6 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.
Visit Ba Thien Hau Temple and Xá Lợi Pagoda for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at War Remnants Museum and Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas. There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, look for gifts at ManGii Shoes, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites