9 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

9 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island, Bus to Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh
— 1 night
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Da Nang
— 2 nights


Hanoi — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Tired City Hang Gai, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi day trip site.

Chennai, India to Hanoi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Halong Bay.
Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Nature

Halong Bay — 1 night

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.
For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Ninh Binh.
Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Ninh Binh — 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.
On the 19th (Sat), get out on two wheels at Cheap Motorbike Rental in Ninh Binh, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Mai Spa, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ninh Binh trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.
Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks
Side Trip

Hoi An — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hoi An tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Ninh Binh to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ninh Binh in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hoi An, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Da Nang.
Shopping · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Da Nang — 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at Healthy Spa Da Nang and then discover the deep blue sea with Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains and then stop by Legendary Chocolatier At Da Nang.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Da Nang trip planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Da Nang by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Da Nang are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature