18 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

18 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam journey planner

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Nha Trang
— 4 nights
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
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Da Nang
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Bitexco Financial Tower. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace. On the 12th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City holiday planner.

Chicago, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 88°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Nha Trang

— 4 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.
Relax by the water at Nha Trang Beach and Hon Chong. Get a sense of the local culture at Nha Tho Nui and Po Nagar Cham Towers. Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Ba Ho Waterfall, kick back and relax at Long Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bac Thanh Church, and examine the collection at 3D TrickEye Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nha Trang trip builder website.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Hoi An

— 4 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 hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some cultural insight at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Hoi An Ancient Town. The adventure continues: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, admire the striking features of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, and make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Da Nang

— 5 nights

City of Bridges

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Mỹ Sơn and Lady Buddha. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and learn about all things military at Da Nang Museum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Da Nang trip planning website.

You can drive from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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