27 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

27 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nha Trang
— 1 night
Fly
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive
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Da Nang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Noi Bai International, Bus to Ninh Binh
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Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
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Bus to Tuan Chau Island, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City — 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Bitexco Financial Tower. On the 1st (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning tool.

Bengaluru, India to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ho Chi Minh City, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Da Lat.
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Da Lat — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Da Lat journey maker.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang — 1 night

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip planner.

Traveling by car from Da Lat to Nha Trang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Hoi An.
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Da Nang.
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Da Nang — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and then stop by M Legrand Jewelry. On your second day here, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Da Nang online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Da Nang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Da Nang sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 2 nights

Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Magic Fingers and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ninh Binh.
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Side Trips

Ninh Binh — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then don't miss a visit to Tam Coc. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Mua Caves and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Ninh Binh trip maker site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ninh Binh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Side Trip

Halong Bay — 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bai Tu Long Bay and Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh. Change things up with these side-trips from Halong Bay: Ha Long Market (in Ha Long) and Calypso Cruises (in Hai Phong). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, head off the coast to Soi Sim Island, and relax and rejuvenate at Le Parfum Spa.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, car, and ferry from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanoi.
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Side Trips

Hanoi — 3 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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, admire the artistry at Authentic Bat Trang, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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