20 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

20 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Duong To
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive
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Da Nang
— 3 nights
Fly

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Halong Bay — 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bai Tu Long Bay and Sung Sot Cave. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bai Chay Beach. Step out of Halong Bay to go to Cat Ba and see Lan Ha Bay, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Dau Go Cave and contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay day trip planning tool.

San Francisco, USA to Halong Bay is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from San Francisco to Halong Bay, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.
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Hanoi — 4 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.
Old Quarter and Chua Tran Quoc will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Vietnamese Women's Museum. On the 24th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, explore the world behind art at D&C Art Gallery HQ, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hanoi online holiday maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Duong To.
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Duong To — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): cast your line with Truly Vietnam Travel, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage, and then stop by Kingkong Mart. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Bai Tắm Sao, learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge, and then kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Duong To tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Duong To in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 1 night

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 30th (Fri), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Duong To to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.
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Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Gallery 180. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Cua Dai Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien).

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, things will get little chillier in Hoi An: highs are around 77°F and lows about 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Da Nang.
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Da Nang — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mỹ Sơn and Vietnam Cultural Exchange. Visit My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency, look for gifts at Namaka Jewelry, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Da Nang route tool.

Getting from Hoi An to Da Nang by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trip

Phu Quoc Island travel guide

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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.
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