30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

30 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 4 nights
Fly to Noi Bai International, Bus to Ninh Binh
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Ninh Binh
— 1 night
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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
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Cat Ba
— 2 nights
Ferry to Dinh Vu, Drive to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sapa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ha Giang
— 2 nights
Drive to Noi Bai International Airport, Fly to London

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Ho Chi Minh City — 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, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary website.

London, UK to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. In April, Ho Chi Minh City is much warmer than London - with highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Da Lat.
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Da Lat — 4 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.
Da Lat is known for sightseeing, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Da Lat trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Da Nang (Food Tours & Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Da Lat to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hoi An are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hue.
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Side Trip

Hue — 4 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.
Hue is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, cast your line with Thanh Toan Eco Tours, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hue attractions tool.

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. In April, daytime highs in Hue are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ninh Binh.
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Ninh Binh — 1 night

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 16th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes. Keep things going the next day: stop by Minh Trang Handmade and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ninh Binh trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hue to Ninh Binh by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hue in April, you will find days in Ninh Binh are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.
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Side Trip

Halong Bay — 2 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 18th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ha Long Market, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip app.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Cat Ba.
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Cat Ba — 2 nights

The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cat Ba trip itinerary builder site.

Ride a ferry from Halong Bay to Cat Ba in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can 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.
On the 23rd (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cat Ba to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sapa.
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Sapa — 2 nights

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 26th (Wed): make a trip to Fansipan Mountain and then stop by Hieu Stone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): take a stroll through Hang Da Village and then hike along Si Trekking Sa Pa.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapa road trip planning website.

Drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Ha Giang.
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Ha Giang — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Thon Tha Village and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ha Giang trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Ha Giang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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