23 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

23 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam journey planner

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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Van Don
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cat Ba
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Honda Agent Hoang Quoc Viet, Bus to Van Don Airport, Fly to Hoi An
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Hoi An
— 5 nights
Fly
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An Thoi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ganh Dau
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Take a break from Hanoi with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Ninh Binh, about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: stop by Old Quarter, explore the activities along West Lake, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi tour itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Van Don.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

Van Don

— 1 night
On the 27th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Quan Lan Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Minh Chau beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Van Don trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hanoi to Van Don. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Van Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

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 28th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Monkey Island and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island and then explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cat Ba trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Van Don to Cat Ba with the Route module. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

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.
Halong Bay is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, get a new perspective on nature at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

Before you visit Halong Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Ride a ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

Hoi An

— 5 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 Hoi An's surroundings by going to Hue (Thien Mu Pagoda, Imperial City, &more) and Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, The Gioi Tranh Dep, &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An tour planning website.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hoi An by combination of ferry, car, bus, and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to An Thoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:

An Thoi

— 3 nights
An Thoi is known for beaches, theme parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy, contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, head off the coast to Gam Ghi Island, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the An Thoi trip builder tool.

Fly from Hoi An to An Thoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ganh Dau.

Things to do in An Thoi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Ganh Dau

— 3 nights
Ganh Dau is known for theme parks and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, make a splash at Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Vinpearl Safari.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ganh Dau trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from An Thoi to Ganh Dau in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Ganh Dau

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Quang Ninh Province travel guide

3.7
Bodies of Water · Kayaking & Canoeing · Caves
Quảng Ninh is a province along the northeastern coast of Vietnam. The province is home to Hạ Long Bay, a World Heritage Site. The provincial capital is Hạ Long. Nearly 80% of the province is mountainous with abundant land, forest water and mineral resources. Nearly 90% of coal output in the country is extracted in this province. Hạ Long Bay has 1,969 islands, out of which 989 have been given names. The province covers an area of 6,102.4 square kilometres and as of 2014 it had a population of 1,185,200 people.EtymologyThe name of Quảng Ninh province is the compound name of two provinces: Quang Yen and Hai Ninh according to the naming of President Ho Chi Minh.

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Phu Quoc Island travel guide

3.5
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.