59 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

59 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock tour itinerary planner

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Auckland, New Zealand
Fly
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Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Bus
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Train to Padang Besar, Foot to Padang Besar, Train to Surat Thani Train Station, Ferry to Bophut
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Bophut, Thailand
— 1 night
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 3 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Koh Rong, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Train
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Kampot, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Bus
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive to Da Nang International Airport, Fly to Vinh
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Vinh, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Nanning, China
— 3 nights
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Guangzhou, China
— 2 nights
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Beijing, China
— 2 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 1 day

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Auckland, New Zealand

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
On the 1st (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Hauraki Gulf.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Auckland. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Singapore.

Things to do in Auckland

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Singapore, Singapore

— 1 night

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a stroll through Chinatown, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Singapore travel route planner.

Getting from Auckland to Singapore by flight takes about 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Auckland to Singapore. Traveling from Auckland in January, you will find days in Singapore are warmer (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 1 night

Garden City of Lights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Merdeka Square, then explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and then stroll through KL Bird Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Batu Caves, walk around KLCC Park, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kinokuniya Book Stores, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Bophut.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bophut, Thailand

— 1 night
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bophut road trip planning site.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Bophut in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Spas
Highlights from your trip

Bangkok, Thailand

— 1 night

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): wander the streets of Khaosan Road, then contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then stroll around Lumpini Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bangkok route builder tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Bangkok in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Bophut in January, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Chiang Rai, Thailand

— 2 nights
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Huay Pla Kang, walk around Singha Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Rong Khun, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Doi Ngam Muang, then explore the world behind art at Baan Dam Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple).

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Chiang Rai trip maker.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Rai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bangkok in January, with highs in Chiang Rai at 31°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 3 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chiang Man. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai, then enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 2 nights
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Spend the 13th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, stroll through Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Chiang Mai, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Luang Prabang, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Vang Vieng, Laos

— 3 nights
Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Vang Vieng is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, Head underground at Tham Khan Cave, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pha Ngern View Point.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vang Vieng trip planner.

Drive from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vientiane.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Vientiane, Laos

— 4 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Vientiane is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), take in the views from Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, don't miss a visit to Patuxai, and stroll around Buddha Park.

You can plan Vientiane trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Vang Vieng to Vientiane by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Vientiane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Bangkok, Thailand

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and then wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, look for gifts at The Asian collection, then buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online day trip planner.

You can fly from Vientiane to Bangkok in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Vientiane in January, Bangkok is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Temple Town

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore and take pictures at Jayav Art, explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, stroll through Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, and finally explore the ancient world of Pre Rup.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Siem Reap trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Charming City

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, admire the striking features of Central Market, then examine the collection at National Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then stop by Penh Lenh, then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally get in on the family fun at Fly Phnom Penh.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Phnom Penh driving holiday planner.

Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koh Rong.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

Koh Rong, Cambodia

— 2 nights
A slice of paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Rong stands out as one of Cambodia's premier beachside escapes.
On the 27th (Fri), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Long Set Beach and then make a trip to Koh Rong.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Rong online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Koh Rong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kampot.

Things to do in Koh Rong

Outdoors · Beaches · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Kampot, Cambodia

— 2 nights
The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kep National Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Bokor National Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kampot attractions planner.

Take a train from Koh Rong to Kampot in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Kampot

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 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 31st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ben Duoc Memorial Temple, then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, and then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Avalokiteshvara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, don't miss a visit to The Independence Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kampot to Ho Chi Minh City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. January in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Da Lat, Vietnam

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Da Lat is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a spin around town with Bike Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, get great views at Lam Vien Square, and take in the dramatic scenery at Datanla Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Da Lat sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Nha Trang, Vietnam

— 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.
Spend the 6th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, take in the views from Tran Phu Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Nui.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Nha Trang trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An holiday maker site.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Hoi An are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Da Nang, Vietnam

— 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.
On the 11th (Sat), snap pictures at Tran Thi Ly Bridge, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then make a trip to The Marble Mountains, and finally don't miss a visit to Dragon Bridge. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, kick back and relax at My Khe Beach, and then make a trip to Lady Buddha.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Da Nang trip planner.

Drive from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Hue, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Spend the 14th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Thien An Monastery.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hue driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vinh.

Things to do in Hue

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Vinh, Vietnam

— 3 nights
Vinh is the biggest city and economic and cultural center of the North Central Coast of Vietnam. Step out of Vinh to go to Cua Lo and see Cua Lo Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Dong Du Village, relax and rejuvenate at Nam Viet Spa, contemplate the long history of President Ho Chi Minh Native Home, and explore the activities along Dao Che Thanh Chuong.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vinh trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hue to Vinh. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Vinh

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Plan a trip to Hanoi easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Vinh to Hanoi takes 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Nanning.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Nanning, China

— 3 nights

Green City

Discover verdant natural scenery, a warm climate, and a diverse culture on a vacation in Nanning, a large city near the border with Vietnam.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Chaoyang Square, then walk around Nanning People's Park, and then hunt for treasures at Nanning Zhongshan Snack Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Qingxiu Mountain and then explore the activities along Nanhu Lake Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Nanning road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Hanoi to Nanning with the Route module. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. February in Nanning sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Nanning

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Guangzhou, China

— 2 nights
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Guangzhou is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Shamian Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Canton Tower, and get to know the resident critters at Chimelong Safari Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Guangzhou trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Nanning to Guangzhou takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February in Guangzhou, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Beijing, China

— 2 nights
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Bell and Drum Towers and then see Mutianyu Great Wall.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Beijing trip planner.

Getting from Guangzhou to Beijing by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Guangzhou in February: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 6°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Shanghai, China

— 1 day

Pearl of the Orient

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally admire the striking features of 1933 Old Millfun.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Shanghai itinerary builder website.

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Beijing in February; daily highs in Shanghai reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks · Historic Sites

Ko Samui travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.