29 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

29 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Hanoi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sapa
— 4 nights
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cat Tien National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Fly to Phu Quoc International Airport, Drive to Ong Lang
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Ong Lang
— 1 night
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 6 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Amsterdam

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Hanoi

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vietnamese Women's Museum and Temple of Literature & National University. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: browse the handmade items at Authentic Bat Trang, get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, take in the exciting artwork at Hanoi Studio Gallery, and look for gifts at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Sapa

— 4 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muong Hoa Valley and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Fansipan Mountain and Y Linh Ho. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, take a memorable drive along Deo Tram Ton, see the interesting displays at Sapa Culture Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Ham Rong Mountain.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sapa day trip app.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Phong Nha Caves and The Duck Stop. Get in touch with nature at Son Doong Cave and U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sapa to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Hue

— 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Royal Tombs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Imperial City and Tomb of Minh Mang. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, don't miss a visit to Tu Dam Pagoda, and see the interesting displays at Thanh Toan Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hue route planning app.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hue are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City

— 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Walking tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at FITO Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Thenday Yuttha Panin Temple, and take a stroll through Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cat Tien National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Cat Tien National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Crocodile Lake and then stroll through Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Cat Tien National Park sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Cat Tien National Park in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Ong Lang.

Things to do in Cat Tien National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Ong Lang

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ, see what you can catch with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour, and then look for gifts at Pq Little Mart.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ong Lang travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Cat Tien National Park to Ong Lang with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ong Lang

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Halong Bay

— 6 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bai Tu Long Bay and Hạ Long Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba National Park. Go for a jaunt from Halong Bay to Cat Ba to see Cat Ba Island about 52 minutes away. On the 5th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, and take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay visit planner.

Getting from Ong Lang to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Phu Quoc Island travel guide

3.5
Beaches · Fishing Charters & Tours · Spas
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture. Known for its pepper farming and fish sauce brewing, the island retains a charming rusticity in its fishing towns and inland plantations. Phu Quoc Island tourism developed rapidly, with a number of resorts sitting on the golden sands along the southwest coast. With half of the island registered as a national park, the dense jungles and mountains of the interior remain protected from overdevelopment--good news for wildlife living there, including slow lorises, macaques, owls, and tortoises.