58 days in Vietnam, Philippines & North India Itinerary

58 days in Vietnam, Philippines & North India Itinerary

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58 days in Vietnam, Philippines & North India Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  19​h 45​min
1
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + ferry:  10​h
3
Boracay, Philippines
— 6 nights
+2
ferry + Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
El Nido, Philippines
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
5
Coron, Philippines
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Puerto Galera, Philippines
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
7
Banaue, Philippines
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
8
Oslob, Philippines
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Moalboal, Philippines
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + bus + ferry:  5​h
10
Malapascua Island, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
11
Manali, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
12
Nubra Valley, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Leh, India
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

4
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Nha Tho Nui and Po Nagar Cham Towers. Explore hidden gems such as Ba Ho Waterfall and Sailing Center Vietnam. Spend the 25th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Hon Chong, step off the mainland to explore Hon Mieu Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nha Trang day trip site .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Nha Trang is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: high temperatures in Nha Trang hover around 39°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nha Tho Nui ©
Nha Tho Nui
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

6
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Rubin Cloth Shop. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and My Son Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see My Khe Beach about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach, look for gifts at Bibi Silk, head off the coast to Thuan Tinh Island, and view the masterpieces at Ha Ha - Art In Everything.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 5:
Highlights from your plan

6
nights
Boracay, Philippines

*** Please note that Boracay Island was closed to tourists for six months starting April 26, 2018.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Diniwid Beach and Spas & Wellness. Spend the 6th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Crystal Cove Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Luho, make a trip to Ariel's Point, and kick back and relax at Bugtongbato Beach.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Boracay trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Hoi An to Boracay in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, flight, and ferry. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Philippines Time (PHT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Boracay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Buruanga Beach
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Diniwid Beach ©
Diniwid Beach

5
nights
El Nido, Philippines

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seven Commando Beach and Tapiutan Island. Change things up with a short trip to Fort Santa Isabel in Taytay (about 1h 25 min away). Spend the 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Star Beach, choose your vessel at Kraken El Nido, explore the activities along Big Lagoon, and step off the mainland to explore Helicopter Island.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the El Nido travel route builder site .

You can fly from Boracay to El Nido in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Fort Santa Isabel
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fort Santa Isabel ©
Fort Santa Isabel
Kraken El Nido ©
Kraken El Nido

6
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunken Japanese Wrecks and Mt Tapyas. Spend the 18th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Garden, take in the natural beauty of Maquinit Hot Spring, head off the coast to Coron Bay, and kick back and relax at Atwayan Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coron online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from El Nido to Coron in 1.5 hours. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Galera.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Sunken Japanese Wrecks ©
Sunken Japanese Wrecks
Coral Garden ©
Coral Garden

4
nights
Puerto Galera, Philippines

The resort town of Puerto Galera enjoys a reputation for its beaches, resorts, and dive sites.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ponderosa Golf Club. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at White Beach, explore and take pictures at Seariders, head off the coast to Haligi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Masasa Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Puerto Galera, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Coron to Puerto Galera by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Banaue.

Things to do in Puerto Galera

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Masasa Beach
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ponderosa Golf Club ©
Ponderosa Golf Club
Haligi Beach ©
Haligi Beach

2
nights
Banaue, Philippines

Banaue ©
Surrounded by aesthetically pleasing and historically important rice terraces, the town of Banaue brings in many visitors each day, drawn to its World Heritage-listed agricultural sites.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Tappiyah Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Batad Rice Terraces, then make a trip to Banaue Rice Terraces, and finally experience rural life at Hapao Rice Terraces.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Banaue online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Puerto Galera to Banaue takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Oslob.

Things to do in Banaue

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Banaue Rice Terraces ©
Banaue Rice Terraces
Batad Rice Terraces ©
Batad Rice Terraces
Tappiyah Falls ©
Tappiyah Falls

2
nights
Oslob, Philippines

A vacation in Oslob offers a picture-perfect island paradise for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalog Falls, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion Church. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Dao Waterfalls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Patrocinio de Maria Church, and then see the interesting displays at Boljoon Parish Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslob trip app .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Banaue to Oslob in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Moalboal.

Things to do in Oslob

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Boljoon, Dao Waterfalls
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Boljoon Parish Museum ©
Boljoon Parish Museum
Patrocinio de Maria Church ©
Patrocinio de Maria Church

5
nights
Moalboal, Philippines

The collection of beaches and the treasures located just off shore encourage many people visit Moalboal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Simala Shrine and Simala Parish Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moalboal: Monastery of the Holy Eucharist (in Sibonga) and Church of San Miguel Arcangel of Argao (in Argao). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Pescador Island, have some family-friendly fun at Archery-Asia, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kawasan Falls.

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Moalboal travel planner.

Traveling by car from Oslob to Moalboal takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Moalboal

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sibonga, Church of San Miguel Arcangel of Argao, Kawasan Falls, Simala Shrine
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Simala Shrine ©
Simala Shrine

2
nights
Malapascua Island, Philippines

Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
On the 4th (Sun), kick back and relax at Guimbitayan Beach and then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Malapascua Island trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Moalboal to Malapascua Island by combination of taxi, bus, and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse

4
nights
Manali, India

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Manikaran Gurudwara and Hidimba Devi Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rohtang Pass and Naina Bhagwati Mandir. Go for a jaunt from Manali to Kullu to see Gauri Shankar Temple about 1 hour away. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nala, explore the activities along Beas River, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Manali vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Malapascua Island to Manali. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Nubra Valley.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naina Bhagwati Mandir, Gauri Shankar Temple, Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass, Van Vihar National Park
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Manikaran Gurudwara ©
Manikaran Gurudwara
Gauri Shankar Temple ©
Gauri Shankar Temple

2
nights
Nubra Valley, India

Nubra Valley ©
A trip to Nubra Valley must be planned in advance due to the area's weather extremes, which include freezing winters.
For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nubra Valley online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Manali to Nubra Valley by car takes about 16 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Nubra Valley

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nubra Valley, Hundur Monastery
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Hundur Monastery
Hundur Monastery
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)

7
nights
Leh, India

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gurdwara Pathar Sahib and Shanti Stupa. Alchi Choskor Monastery and Hall of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leh: Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). Spend the 18th (Sun) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, make a trip to Temple at Sumda Chun, and steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Leh day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Nubra Valley to Leh takes 3.5 hours. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery, Hazara Arts
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

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