32 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

32 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia tour planner

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ha Giang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Ha Long Quang Ninh, Bus to Ninh Binh
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Train
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 1 night
Bus
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kampot, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly to Siem Reap, Bus to Battambang
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Battambang, Cambodia
— 1 night
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Hanoi Police Museum.

Start your trip to Hanoi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Melbourne, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Ha Giang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:

Ha Giang, Vietnam

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Wed), get in touch with nature with Tea House of Baiyue Tribe. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Thon Tha Village.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ha Giang road trip app.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Ha Giang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ha Giang

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Cat Ba Island). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, and head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Halong Bay trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Ha Giang to Halong Bay takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Ninh Binh, Vietnam

— 1 night
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ninh Binh travel route builder.

Do a combination of ferry, car, and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh in 7 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

Hue, Vietnam

— 1 night
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 27th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hue driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Ninh Binh to Hue in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ninh Binh in January, expect Hue to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 20°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

Da Nang, Vietnam

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the world behind art at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Da Nang attractions planning site.

You can drive from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Spas · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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.
Golden Bridge has been added to your itinerary. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Da Nang (Food Tours, Dragon Bridge, &more) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:

Nha Trang, Vietnam

— 1 night
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then browse the exhibits of DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at VinWonders Nha Trang.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nha Trang route planner.

Traveling by train from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

Da Lat, Vietnam

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then get great views at Lam Vien Square. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat route maker site.

Take a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 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.
On the 7th (Fri), make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City journey planning tool.

You can fly from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. February in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Charming City

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
On the 8th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and then appreciate the history behind Independence Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, see the interesting displays at National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Phnom Penh vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Kampot.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:

Kampot, Cambodia

— 1 night
The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
On the 10th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at La Plantation.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kampot trip maker site.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Kampot in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Kampot

Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

— 2 nights
Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Otres Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Otres Art Studio and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To plan Sihanoukville vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Kampot to Sihanoukville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Battambang.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

Battambang, Cambodia

— 1 night
The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): Head underground at Battambang Bat Caves, take in the exciting artwork at HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Wat Banan Temple, get engrossed in the history at Mrs. Bun Roeung's Ancient House, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Battambang trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sihanoukville to Battambang takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Battambang

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 14:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Temple Town

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stop by Ashi, delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and finally delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Siem Reap visit planning website.

You can drive from Battambang to Siem Reap in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16: