23 days in Praia da Pipa & Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Praia da Pipa & Vietnam Itinerary

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Praia da Pipa, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive to São Gonçalo do Amarante - Governador Aluízio Alves International Airport, Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Lisbon

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Praia da Pipa, Brazil — 4 nights

Some of Brazil's finest beaches stand among top Praia de Pipa tourist attractions, though the area also features lively nightlife and a big selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and artisan workshops.
Go for a jaunt from Praia da Pipa to Pirangi do Norte to see Cajueiro de Pirangi about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Pipa, kick back and relax at Madeiro Beach, and get great views at Chapadao Hill.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Praia da Pipa day trip planning tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Praia da Pipa is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in November: highs in Praia da Pipa hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 3 nights

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Praia da Pipa to Ho Chi Minh City with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 10 hours. November in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Duong Dong.
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Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Duong Dong, Vietnam — 3 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Truly Vietnam Travel, indulge your taste buds at Beer Fridge, try out the rides at Happy Farm PQ, and stop by From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong trip site.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.
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Tours · Wildlife · Adventure · Outdoors
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, cast your line with a fishing tour, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Hoi An takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In December, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hue.
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Hue, Vietnam — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, contemplate the long history of Thai Hoa Palace, and then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hue online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Hoi An, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hue, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 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.
On the 11th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Halong Bay, Vietnam — 3 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.
On the 15th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the fascinating underground world of Dau Go Cave. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower Roundabout.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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