12 days in Hong Kong & Vietnam Itinerary

12 days in Hong Kong & Vietnam Itinerary

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12 days in Hong Kong & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

1
night
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): browse the different shops at IFC mall and then enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak). Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at M&B Private Jewelers HongKong, then trek along Peng Yu Path, and then stroll through Lantau island.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hong Kong tour itinerary planning website .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Hong Kong is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Hong Kong is 5 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Hong Kong to be slightly colder, temps between 38°C and 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
IFC mall ©
IFC mall

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and then stroll through An Bang Beach. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through My Khe Beach, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Hoi An takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong to Hoi An, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Hoi An sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

My Khe Beach
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Spas
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then look for gifts at Cao Minh Saigon, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City road trip planner .

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Historic Sites
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Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels

3
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa and Ong Lang Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Starfish Beach in An Thoi (about 34 minutes away).

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip planning tool .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Khem Beach ©
Khem Beach

1
night
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
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 5th (Thu), stop by Healing the Wounded Heart Shop, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Hue takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Old Quarter, and then explore the galleries of Tired City Bao Khanh. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pho Linh Temple, then contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

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Fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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