22 days in Vietnam & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

Start: New Plymouth, New Zealand
Fly:  21​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
2
Da Nang, Vietnam
— Few hours
Airport To Hotel Transfer:  30​min
3
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
drive:  4​h
6
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
drive:  4​h
7
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: New Plymouth, New Zealand

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes War Remnants Museum, Takashimaya Ho Chi Minh City, People's Committee Building, and other attractions you added.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary app .

New Plymouth, New Zealand to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from New Plymouth to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

few
hours
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang
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.
To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Da Nang online trip builder .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You'll set off for Hoi An on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Shopping Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

5
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 list of things to see and do now includes Hoi An Ancient Town, An Bang Beach, Hoi An Night Market, and other attractions. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Hoi An Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip website .

Take a shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Central Market ©
Central Market
Old House of Tan Ky ©
Old House of Tan Ky

1
night
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, Imperial City, Healing the Wounded Heart Shop, and other attractions. On the 20th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, and then stop by Healing the Wounded Heart Shop.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hue route tool .

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Hue, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh
Healing the Wounded Heart Shop ©
Healing the Wounded Heart Shop

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Center as well as Old Quarter. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Center and then wander the streets of Old Quarter.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay
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 traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay travel route website .

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Trang Tien Plaza, Night Market, Temple of Literature & National University, and other attractions.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi day trip website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

4
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jalan Masjid India, KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, Suria KLCC Mall, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: stroll around KLCC Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur tour planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Central Market Kuala Lumpur ©
Central Market Kuala Lumpur
Bukit Bintang ©
Bukit Bintang

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