29 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

29 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sapa
— 4 nights
Drive
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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 Schiphol

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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 Old Quarter. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Make the 15th (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: admire the artistry at Authentic Bat Trang, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the exciting artwork at Hanoi Studio Gallery, and make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi journey planning website.

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

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:

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 Love Waterfall. Step out of the city life by going to Fansipan Mountain and Ham Rong Mountain. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Y Linh Ho, examine the collection at Sapa Culture Museum, and take a stroll through Hang Da Village.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sapa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, and explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from Sapa to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

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 Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. Do some cultural sightseeing at Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, don't miss a visit to Tu Dam Pagoda, and take in the views from Thanh Toan Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hue day trip site.

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 July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

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 FITO Museum and Ba Thien Hau Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Remnants Museum and People's Committee Building. On the 2nd (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Thenday Yuttha Panin Temple, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cat Tien National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

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
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

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

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

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 Dau Go Cave. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lan Ha Bay and Ti Top Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Cat Ba National Park & Cat Ba Island). On the 5th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge, and explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay sightseeing app.

Getting from Ong Lang to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 10:

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.