33 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

33 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Sapa
— 2 nights
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Hanoi
— 23 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
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Da Nang
— 2 nights
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Sapa

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Mon), make a trip to Cat Cat village, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, and then make a trip to Quang Truong Square.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapa trip itinerary planning site.

Hanoi to Sapa is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks · Nature · Spas

Hanoi

— 23 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.
Explore Hanoi's surroundings by going to Hoa Lu Temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties (in Ninh Binh), Bai Dinh Pagoda (in Gia Sinh) and Dau Pagoda (in Bac Ninh). On the 10th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Make the 23rd (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner.

Drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Hue

— 2 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.
On the 3rd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Imperial City, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hue road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Hue are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Da Nang

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Dragon Bridge, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, and finally look for gifts at M Legrand Jewelry. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, make a trip to Lady Buddha, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Da Nang Catheral.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Nang online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Nature

Hoi An

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, then take in the exciting artwork at Ha Ha - Art In Everything, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

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You can drive from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Hoi An sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping