60 days in Vietnam, China & Philippines Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam, China & Philippines Itinerary

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60 days in Vietnam, China & Philippines Itinerary

Start: Billund, Denmark
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
2
Basco, Philippines
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
3
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
El Nido, Philippines
— 6 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
5
Coron, Philippines
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Guilin, China
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Sanya, China
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
11
Zhangye, China
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
12
Xian County, China
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
13
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Billund, Denmark

5
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Centre of Macau and Repulse Bay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ruins of St. Paul's and Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha). Change things up with a short trip to Kun Iam Temple in Macau (about 1h 30 min away). Pack the 1st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 3rd (Sun) in some colorful company at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, and take a stroll through Mong Kok.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hong Kong trip planning site .

Billund, Denmark to Hong Kong is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Hong Kong Time (HKT) is 7 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Billund in February; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 23°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Basco.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

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Macau
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Historic Centre of Macau ©
Historic Centre of Macau
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

5
nights
Basco, Philippines

Basco
', officially the ', is a of the Philippines in the province of in the of the Philippines, serving as the provincial capital. Basco Lighthouse and Tukon Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Sabtang Beach and Homoron White Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Basco side-trips: Mahatao (Marlboro Hills, Riacoyde, Batanes & Mahatao Tayid Lighthouse), Sabtang Island (Morong Beach & Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint) and Racuh a Payaman (in Batan Island). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Vayang Rolling Hills, take in the exciting artwork at Yaru Gallery & Art Shop, take in panoramic vistas at Chanarian View Deck, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt Iraya.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Basco visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Hong Kong to Basco with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Basco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sabtang Island, Mahatao, Racuh a Payaman, House of Dakay
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Sabtang Beach
Sabtang Beach
House of Dakay ©
House of Dakay
Tukon Church ©
Tukon Church

5
nights
Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sabang Beach and Monkey Beach. Visiting Puerto Princesa Underground River and Nagtabon Beach will get you outdoors. Spend the 16th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Thumbpeak, take in the dramatic natural features at Ugong Rock, and see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Basco to Puerto Princesa. In March in Puerto Princesa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River

6
nights
El Nido, Philippines

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nacpan Beach and Seven Commando Beach. Visiting Small Lagoon and Hidden Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach, stroll through Marimegmeg Beach, tour the water at your own pace with DIRK Travel and Tours, and head off the coast to Snake Island (Vigan Island).

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read El Nido trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Puerto Princesa to El Nido in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach
Seven Commando Beach ©
Seven Commando Beach

7
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kalitang Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Banol Beach and Ocamocam Beach. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Tapyas, head off the coast to Coron Bay, and explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Coron holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from El Nido to Coron takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Ocamocam Beach
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Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Garden ©
Coral Garden

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at War Remnants Museum and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning tool .

Getting from Coron to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 5 hours. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

4
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Temple of Literature & National University and Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site will appeal to history buffs. On the 5th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Adventure
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Food Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
Guilin, China

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Longyan Rocks of Guilin, Head underground at Baxian Cave of Guilin, and then Head underground at Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan). On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Guangxi Maoer Mountain Reserve.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Guilin trip app .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Guilin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to China Standard Time is 1 hour. April in Guilin sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lingui County
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Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)

6
nights
Sanya, China

Sanya ©
The climate and coastline bring visitors from far and wide on vacations to Sanya, with its 40 km (25 mi) of shoreline almost entirely devoted to tourism.
We've included these beaches for you: Yalong Bay and Tianya Haijiao. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dadonghai Beach and Nanshan Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Diaoluo Mountain in Lingshui County (about 1h 50 min away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Wuzhizhou Coral Island, explore the activities along Sanya Bay, contemplate the long history of Binlang Ethnic Village, and stroll the grounds of Xisha Martyrs Cemetery.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sanya sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Guilin to Sanya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Guilin in April; daily highs in Sanya reach 35°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Diaoluo Mountain
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Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Nanshan Temple ©
Nanshan Temple
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area ©
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area

3
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan). Get some historical perspective at Humble Administrator's Garden and Tongli Town. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, admire the landmark architecture of Jade Buddha Temple, admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai road trip tool .

You can fly from Sanya to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Sanya in April, expect Shanghai to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zhangye.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Suzhou
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
Humble Administrator's Garden ©
Humble Administrator's Garden

1
night
Zhangye, China

Zhangye ©
Zhangye, formerly romanized as Changyeh or known as Kanchow, is a prefecture-level city in central Gansu Province in the People's Republic of China. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dafo Temple of Zhangye, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zhangye Danxia Geopark, and then take in breathtaking views at Pingshan Grand Canyon.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zhangye online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shanghai to Zhangye. On the 20th (Sat), you're off toXian County.

Things to do in Zhangye

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zhangye Danxia Geopark
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Zhangye Danxia Geopark ©
Zhangye Danxia Geopark
Dafo Temple of Zhangye ©
Dafo Temple of Zhangye

1
day
Xian County, China

Xian County
For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Xian County trip planner .

You can drive from Zhangye to Xian County in 19 hours. Another option is to fly. On the 21st (Sun), you're off toBeijing.

Things to do in Xian County

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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4
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Beijing, China

Beijing ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mutianyu Great Wall and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Back Lakes (Hou Hai) and Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), admire the striking features of The Palace Museum, and catch a live event at Olympic Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Xian County to Beijing takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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