18 days in China, Vietnam & Singapore Itinerary

18 days in China, Vietnam & Singapore Itinerary

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18 days in China, Vietnam & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Leeds, United Kingdom
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  18​h 45​min
End: Leeds, United Kingdom


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2
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Shanghai is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and get a taste of the local shopping with Three on the Bund.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai online day trip planner .

Leeds, UK to Shanghai is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to China Standard Time (CST) is 8 hours. When traveling from Leeds in May, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Shanghai: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Shopping Tours
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 25th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), head off the coast to Lantau Island, examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong online holiday planner .

Getting from Shanghai to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in May, things will get a bit warmer in Hong Kong: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Bac Thanh Church, view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda, then examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Nha Trang takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time (HKT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and trek along Ho Chi Minh trail.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City tour planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Spas Outdoors
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Take a break from Singapore with a short trip to Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa Island, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, take a stroll through Chinatown, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thian Hock Keng Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Singapore day trip planning app .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Singapore Time (SGT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Singapore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

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