40 days in Vietnam, Singapore & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

40 days in Vietnam, Singapore & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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40 days in Vietnam, Singapore & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
6
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h
7
Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vietnamese Women's Museum and Chula fashion showroom. Pamper yourself for a day on the 15th (Sat) at some of the top local wellness centers. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and look for gifts at Indigo Store.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hanoi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Edmonton, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 14 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Spas Tours
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
West Lake ©
West Lake

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): Head underground at Phong Nha Caves and then identify plant and animal life at The Duck Stop. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park itinerary builder site .

Getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of flight, taxi, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can 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 Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

4
nights
Hue, Vietnam

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tomb of Minh Mang and Perfume River. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), contemplate the waterfront views at Tam Giang Lagoon, kick back and relax at Thuan An Beach, and stop by Healing the Wounded Heart Shop.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December in Hue, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thuan An Beach ©
Thuan An Beach
Perfume River ©
Perfume River

5
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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 Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Relax by the water at Non Nuoc Beach and My Khe Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck and Flame Tree by Zakka. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City vacation maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in December, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Bach Dang ©
Bach Dang
Food Tours

5
nights
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ong Lang Beach and Long Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course and Archipelago Anthoy. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, stop by King Mart, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mui Ganh Dau Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Phu Quoc Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

5
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Relax by the water at Tanjong Beach and Southernmost point of Asia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Singapore: Sentosa Island (Universal Studios Singapore & Siloso Beach). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Singapore Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, enjoy the sand and surf at Palawan Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Singapore route planner .

Getting from Phu Quoc Island to Singapore by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phu Quoc Island to Singapore. In January, daytime highs in Singapore are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Highlights from your plan
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Universal Studios Singapore ©
Universal Studios Singapore
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sunway Lagoon and KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, make a trip to Merdeka Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Caves.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur tour builder tool .

Getting from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sunway Lagoon, Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway ©

6
nights
Nha Trang, Vietnam

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
We've included these beaches for you: Hon Chong and Bai Dai Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas & Wellness. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at i resort, kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Nui.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang day trip planning site .

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Nha Trang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bai Dai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Bai Dai Beach ©
Bai Dai Beach

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