21 days in Vietnam, Kumamoto & Tokyo Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam, Kumamoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Kumamoto, Japan
— 1 night
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take a memorable excursion with Countryside Adventures, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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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-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip site.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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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.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery.

Plan my day in Hue using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©

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.
On the 10th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Da Nang trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Hue to Da Nang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Da Nang to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Hanoi

Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Temple of Literature & National University ©

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Kumamoto, Japan

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aqua Dome Kumamoto. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, then have fun at Aqua Dome Kumamoto, and finally take an in-depth tour of Newspaper Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, look for gifts at KUMAMON products Nagataniya, make a trip to Sl Hitoyoshi, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake, and finally engage your brain at Kumamoto City Water Science Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumamoto driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Kumamoto in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Kumamoto is 2 hours. December in Kumamoto sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Aqua Dome Kumamoto ©
Aqua Dome Kumamoto
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo route planner.

You can fly from Kumamoto to Tokyo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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