39 days in Vietnam & China Itinerary

39 days in Vietnam & China Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Nanning, China
— 2 nights
Train to Zhuhai, Foot to Macau
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Macau, China
— 5 nights
Foot to Zhuhai, Train to Shanghai
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Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 4 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.
Head to Ben Thanh Market and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoifor plenty of shopping. On the 11th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the exciting artwork at Vietnam ART Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and stop by Thuy Design House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip builder app.

Billum, Denmark to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Billum to Ho Chi Minh City is 6 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Billum in February: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 39°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping · Museums · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:

Nha Trang, Vietnam

— 3 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nha Trang Beach. Do your shopping at Legendary Chocolatier and Long Thanh Photo Studio. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, make a splash at VinWonders Nha Trang, and take in the exciting artwork at Mai Loc Photo Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:

Hue, Vietnam

— 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.
Head to Truc Chi Garden and Gakka Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Perfume River. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, explore the historical opulence of Thai Hoa Palace, and admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nha Trang to Hue takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 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 the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. On the 27th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery, see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hanoi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hue to Hanoi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nanning.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:

Nanning, China

— 2 nights

Green City

Discover verdant natural scenery, a warm climate, and a diverse culture on a vacation in Nanning, a large city near the border with Vietnam.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Qingxiu Mountain and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mixc mall. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Parkson department Store (Wanda) and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Nanning Beijing Road Food Street.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nanning attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hanoi to Nanning. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Nanning is 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Macau.

Things to do in Nanning

Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:

Macau, China

— 5 nights
Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
For shopping fun, head to Pastelaria Chui Heong or City of Dreams. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Ruins of St. Paul's, examine the collection at Maritime Museum, try your luck at Casino at Venetian Macao, and take in the spiritual surroundings of A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu).

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Macau trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Nanning to Macau in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Casinos
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 7:

Shanghai, China

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Orient

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
For shopping fun, head to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) or South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market. Spend the 10th (Thu) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's much more to do: stop by Spin Ceramics, examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and don't miss a visit to Jin Mao Tower.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Macau to Shanghai in 10.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. March in Shanghai sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 13:

Beijing, China

— 4 nights
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Head to Nanluoguxiang and Panjiayuan Antique Marketfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Mutianyu Great Wall and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, shop like a local with Wang Fu Jing Da Jie, contemplate the long history of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Beijing route site.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Beijing, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 17:

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.