42 days in Vietnam, Myanmar & Nepal Itinerary

42 days in Vietnam, Myanmar & Nepal Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Bagan, Myanmar
— 7 nights
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Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly to Kathmandu, Drive to Kathmandu
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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 8 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 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.
On the 16th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Miranda's Jewelry, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi online vacation planner.

Dresden, Germany to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dresden to Hanoi is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam — 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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Phong Nha Caves, indulge in some personalized pampering at Magic Fingers, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and Head underground at Son Doong Cave.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.
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Hue, Vietnam — 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hoi An.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, Food Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuc Thanh Pagoda, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hoi An are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Vietnam — 5 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
When in Duong Dong, make a side trip to see Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda in Ganh Dau, approximately Ganh Dau away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Phu Quoc Jeep Tour, experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, relax and rejuvenate at LunaThaiSpa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau.

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Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Duong Dong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 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.
On the 4th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Bagan.
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Bagan, Myanmar — 7 nights

The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Bagan is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sulamani Guphaya Temple, explore the galleries of Black Elephant Studio, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bagan trip site.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Bagan takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Myanmar Time (MMT) is minus 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.
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Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal — 3 nights

Dominated by the world's tallest, Sagarmatha National Park is renowned for its carefully preserved natural heritage as well as the cultural and religious importance of its Buddhist monasteries and traditional Sherpa settlements.
Step out of Sagarmatha National Park to go to Khumjung and see Memorial to Scott Fischer, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest, take in the dramatic natural features at Khumbu Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Gokyo Lakes, and get great views at Everest View Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sagarmatha National Park trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bagan to Sagarmatha National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Bagan to Sagarmatha National Park is minus 0.8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.
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Kathmandu, Nepal — 8 nights

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bhaktapur (Taumadhi Square, Siddhi Lakshmi Temple, &more). Spend the 17th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Dreams, and head outdoors with Nepal Wonders Treks.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu takes 3.5 hours. April in Kathmandu sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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Myanmar travel guide

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Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.
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Nepal travel guide

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With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.
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