16 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

16 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
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Da Nang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then wander the streets of Cua Van Floating Village.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip itinerary maker.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Halong Bay is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Duong Dong

— 4 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ong Lang Beach and Long Beach. Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Duong Dong to go to An Thoi and see Bai Tắm Sao, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, and kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip website.

Getting from Halong Bay to Duong Dong by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Da Nang

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

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.
On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains, tour the pleasant surroundings at An Bang Beach, then kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally stop by Rubin Cloth Shop. On the next day, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Quan Kong Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Da Nang online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Da Nang sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

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 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Perfume River, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Hue sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Quarter and Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery. Get some cultural insight at Temple of Literature & National University and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. On the 16th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stop by Le Chalet Cafe, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Hanoi day trip planning app.

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 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

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.