28 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

28 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Sapa
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ha Giang
— 1 night
Bus to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
4
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island, Bus to Ninh Binh
5
Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Hue
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Da Nang
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly
9
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Nha Trang
— 1 night
Fly
11
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
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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.
On the 21st (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and explore the wide array of goods at YNOT.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi sightseeing planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Hanoi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Hanoi is 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sapa.
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Sapa — 1 night

A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain and then look for gifts at Hieu Stone.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sapa vacation planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Sapa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Ha Giang.
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Ha Giang — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): push the limits with an extreme tour and then cruise around with Motorcycle Tours.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Ha Giang tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Ha Giang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.
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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 find plenty of places to visit near Halong Bay: Cat Ba Island (in Cat Ba) and Ha Long Market (in Ha Long). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, step off the mainland to explore Soi Sim Island, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Le Parfum Spa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay route builder app.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Ha Giang to Halong Bay in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) 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.
On the 29th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at Mai Spa and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ninh Binh tour planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hue.
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Hue — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue tour planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ninh Binh to Hue in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ninh Binh in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Hue. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough 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.
Da Nang is known for sightseeing, spas, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: gain a rich perspective with Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency, look for gifts at Namaka Jewelry, take in the exciting artwork at Vietnam Cultural Exchange, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Nang trip itinerary site.

Drive from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In January in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 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, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip builder app.

Getting from Da Nang to Hoi An by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
On the next day, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally stop by XQ Hand Embroidery.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang road trip website.

Traveling by car from Da Lat to Nha Trang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 4 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, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Vietnam ART Gallery, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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