17 days in Vietnam, George Town & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam, George Town & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
car:  4 h
2
Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
6
George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  8 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and K S and Friends Art Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Quang Ba Flower Market or 54 Traditions Gallery. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), browse the different shops at Aeon Mall Long Bien, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the galleries of Empty Wall Gallery.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hanoi holiday maker website.

Melbourne, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Food Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)

2
nights
Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sapa Market, don't miss a visit to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass, admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, cruise along Deo Tram Ton, then take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sapa online trip maker.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Shopping
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

1
night
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi day trip website.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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4
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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've now added Mỹ Sơn to your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Bach Ma National Park. Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Da Nang, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the landmark architecture of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, take in the exciting artwork at Ha Ha - Art In Everything, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In June in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Da Nang, Bach Ma National Park, Mỹ Sơn
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Maya Design ©
Maya Design
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Da Ban Stream, then view the masterpieces at Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA), and finally hunt for treasures at Duong Dong Market. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Khem Beach, head off the coast to Hon Thom Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Sao Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Ham Ninh Pier, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally look for gifts at The Green Boutique.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA), Ham Ninh Pier, Sao Beach
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the George Town trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Duong Dong to George Town in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Teluk Bahang, Penang Island, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Indochine Natural
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Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach
The Habitat Penang Hill ©
The Habitat Penang Hill
Monkey Beach ©
Monkey Beach

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): browse the different shops at Suria KLCC Mall, head outdoors with Dark Cave Malaysia, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, then stop by 1 Utama Shopping Centre, and finally admire the striking features of Sultan Abdul Samad Building. On the next day, browse the different shops at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Plan trip to Kuala Lumpur with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Kuala Lumpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur. In July, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Petaling Jaya, Batu Caves
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall ©
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall

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