37 days in China & Vietnam Itinerary

37 days in China & Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly + Bus:  16 h
1
Guangzhou, China
— Few hours
Subway + Train:  2 h
2
Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Ferry:  7 h 45 min
8
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
9
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
10
Sapa, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Ha Giang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
12
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 15 min
13
Yangshuo County, China
— 3 nights
Taxi + Train:  4 h 15 min
14
Guangzhou, China
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Guangzhou trip itinerary maker website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Guangzhou is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Guangzhou can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Goldfish Street (Tung Choi Street) as well as Victoria Peak (The Peak). On the 2nd (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak). Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Goldfish Street (Tung Choi Street) and then stroll through Dragon's Back.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Guangzhou to Hong Kong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 31°C. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Goldfish Street (Tung Choi Street) ©
Goldfish Street (Tung Choi Street)

2
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Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©
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.
To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Nang online trip maker.

Getting from Hong Kong to Da Nang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong to Da Nang, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Da Nang are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You'll set off for Hoi An on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Da Nang

Nature Parks
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Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain) ©
Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain)

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Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hoi An trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature Parks

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bach Ma National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Bach Ma National Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hue trip app.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Hue sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Nature Parks
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Bach Ma National Park ©
Bach Ma National Park

3
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.
Phong Nha Botanic Garden has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Phong Nha Caves and Paradise Cave. The adventure continues: Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online visit planner.

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 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

2
nights
Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Ninh Binh ©
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 14th (Fri): make a trip to Tam Coc and then explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves, make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda, and then don't miss a visit to Hoa Lu Temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ninh Binh trip planner.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ninh Binh by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September in Ninh Binh, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Nature Parks
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc
Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves

4
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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
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've now added Cat Ba National Park to your itinerary. Step out of Halong Bay to go to Hanoi and see Ha Long Bay Daily Tours, which is approximately 4 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay travel planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cat Ba National Park, Ha Long Bay Daily Tours
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Cat Ba National Park ©
Cat Ba National Park
Ha Long Bay Daily Tours ©
Ha Long Bay Daily Tours

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then wander the streets of Old Quarter, and then explore the activities along West Lake.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi journey maker website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
West Lake ©
West Lake

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nights
Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fansipan Mountain and Love Waterfall. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, take in the awesome beauty at Y Linh Ho, wander the streets of Ta Phin Village, and admire all the interesting features of Deo Tram Ton.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sapa online itinerary planner.

Drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Ha Giang.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

3
nights
Ha Giang, Vietnam

Ha Giang
Ha Giang is known for nature, scenic drive, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Thon Tha Village.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ha Giang trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sapa to Ha Giang in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ha Giang

Neighborhoods
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Hanoi, Vietnam

On the 30th (Sun), get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hanoi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ha Giang to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. You will leave for Yangshuo County on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours
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Walking tours

3
nights
Yangshuo County, China

Yangshuo County ©
Yangshuo County, the area surrounding a popular tourist resort town, boasts a landscape featuring all the ingredients necessary to attract a flood of tourists.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yulong River and River Rafting & Tubing. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to West Street.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yangshuo County trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Hanoi to Yangshuo County by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, subway, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Yangshuo County is 1 hour. In October in Yangshuo County, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), you're off to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Yulong River ©
Yulong River
West Street ©
West Street
Jiuxian Ancient Village ©
Jiuxian Ancient Village

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Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sun Yat-sen University, stroll around South China Botanical Garden, and then admire the striking features of Bright Filial Piety Temple (Guangxiao Si). Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Beijing Road Raw Material For Medicine Shopping Mall, then take in the views from Liede Bridge, then make a trip to Moxingling, and finally step off the mainland to explore Shamian Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Guangzhou online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Yangshuo County to Guangzhou takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Yangshuo County in October, expect Guangzhou to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Shamian Island ©
Shamian Island
Sun Yat-sen University
Sun Yat-sen University

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