9 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

9 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip itinerary planner

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Dong Hoi
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
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Da Nang
— 3 nights
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Hoi An
— 1 night
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Dong Hoi

— 2 nights
The pleasant seaside and port town of Dong Hoi sits close to a World Heritage Site national park.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach), then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then kick back and relax at Nhat Le Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dong Hoi travel route planner.

Hanoi to Dong Hoi is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Dong Hoi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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 8th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hue online road trip planner.

Drive from Dong Hoi to Hue in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hue are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Da Nang

— 3 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.
You'll get in some beach time at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture and The Gioi Tranh Dep. When in Da Nang, make a side trip to see Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District, approximately Duy Xuyen District away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bac My An Market.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Da Nang trip builder website.

You can drive from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoi An

— 1 night
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 12th (Mon): snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An day trip app.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
Highlights from your trip

Quang Binh Province travel guide

4.1
Caves · Zipline · Gardens
Quảng Bình, formerly Tiên Bình under the reign of Lê Trung Hưng of the Lê Dynasty (this province was renamed Quảng Bình in 1604), is a province along Vietnam's north-central coast. The province has an area of 8,065.8 square kilometers and population of 857,818 inhabitants (as of 2008) The province is bordered by the Laotian Khammouane Province to the west, the North Pacific Ocean to the east, Hà Tĩnh Province to the north and Quảng Trị Province to the south. Historically, this region belonged to Văn Lang and later the kingdom of Champa. Later it was claimed by both the Đại Việt and Champa and officially annexed into Đại Việt by Lý Thường Kiệt, a Lý Dynasty general (under the reign of Lý Thánh Tông).The site of present-day Quảng Bình was battlefields between Champa and Vietnam until the Vietnamese territory was expanded further south by subsequent dynasties. Quảng Bình's importance expanded after Nguyễn Hoàng, a prince of Nguyễn lords was sent to the south by a king of the Lê Dynasty. Hoàng built his estate and turned it into Đàng Trong, a rival of the de facto Trịnh-controlled Đàng Ngoài. Quảng Bình became an important front to defend Đàng Trong from attack by Đàng Ngoài. Under French rule, this province was part of Annam. During the Vietnam War, this province was part of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (aka North Vietnam), only 20 km from the DMZ. This province was severely devastated by bombing from U.S. B-52s. This province is home to the World Heritage Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park. The province is also home to several famous Vietnamese persons, including general Võ Nguyên Giáp, poet Hàn Mặc Tử, writer Bảo Ninh and the family of former South Vietnamese president Ngô Đình Diệm.

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