17 days in Vietnam, George Town & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam, George Town & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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17 days in Vietnam, George Town & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
2
Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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
Fly:  8​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Quan Lan Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Empty Wall Gallery and K S and Friends Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, browse the eclectic array of goods at Quang Ba Flower Market, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery, and buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Mall Long Bien.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Hanoi, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
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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: hunt for treasures at Sapa Market, don't miss a visit to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass, admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, make a trip to Deo Tram Ton, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Love Waterfall, and finally stroll through Fansipan Mountain.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sapa trip maker .

Getting from Hanoi to Sapa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to 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
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Getting from Sapa to Hanoi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mỹ Sơn. Explore hidden gems such as Cua Dai Beach and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. For shopping fun, head to Maya Design or MiTa Fashion. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Da Nang) and Bach Ma National Park (in Hue). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

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You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn, Bach Ma National Park
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An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Cao Dai Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Da Ban Stream, then view the masterpieces at Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Duong Dong Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Khem Beach, head off the coast to Hon Thom Island, kick back and relax at Starfish Beach, then take in the waterfront at Ham Ninh Pier, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally look for gifts at The Green Boutique.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Duong Dong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for 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 maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our George Town online road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Duong Dong to George Town with the Route module. 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 Beaches Outdoors

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.
On the 8th (Mon), browse the different shops at Suria KLCC Mall, get outside with Dark Cave Malaysia, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, then stop by 1 Utama Shopping Centre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur sightseeing planner.

Getting from George Town to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Petaling Jaya
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dark Cave Malaysia ©
Dark Cave Malaysia
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

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