22 days in Hong Kong, Philippines & Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Hong Kong, Philippines & Vietnam Itinerary

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22 days in Hong Kong, Philippines & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  8​h 15​min
2
Boracay, Philippines
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Coron, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey


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3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, and walk around Nan Lian Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong day trip planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to Hong Kong is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Hong Kong, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect nights in Hong Kong to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are much hotter, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Nature
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

2
nights
Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Ariel's Point, kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and examine the collection at Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Boracay holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hong Kong to Boracay takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hong Kong in December: high temperatures in Boracay hover around 32°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach
Ariel's Point ©
Ariel's Point

2
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at San Agustin Parish Church and then head off the coast to Cheron Island.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Coron tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Coron

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Cheron Island ©
Cheron Island
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mt Tapyas ©
Mt Tapyas

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
On the 31st (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Coron to Ho Chi Minh City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time (PHT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. In December in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

2
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
On the 2nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc pagoda, then experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and finally make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through Ong Lang Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Highlights from your plan
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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 4th (Sat): look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then steep yourself in history at The Old House of Phun Hung, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, and then take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Hoi An online trip maker .

Fly from Duong Dong to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Museums

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
night
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
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.
On the 6th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): Head underground at Paradise Cave and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Hang Bong, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Tired City Hang Bong ©
Tired City Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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