19 days in Kuala Lumpur & Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Kuala Lumpur & Vietnam Itinerary

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19 days in Kuala Lumpur & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast, Australia
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  3​h 30​min
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
3
Sapa, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
4
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Gold Coast, Australia

1
night
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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planning tool .

Gold Coast, Australia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gold Coast to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in November: high temperatures in Kuala Lumpur hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 4th (Mon), you're off toHanoi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours Shopping Outdoors
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5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mua Caves. Step out of the city life by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc, see the interesting displays at Hanoi Police Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Ancient House.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Hanoi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mua Caves
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Muong Hoa Valley and Fansipan Mountain. Get some cultural insight at Giang Ta Chai Village and Sapa Culture Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Den Mau in Lao Cai (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get out on two wheels at Hang Da Village, don't miss a visit to Deo Tram Ton, and admire the sheer force of Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls).

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sapa tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Den Mau
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Walking tours

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for gifts at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop, then admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery, then steep yourself in history at Thai Hoa Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Le Ba Dang Art Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Bach Ma National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue day trip planning app .

Getting from Sapa to Hue by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Bach Ma National Park ©
Bach Ma National Park
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thai Hoa Palace ©
Thai Hoa Palace

2
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.
On the 16th (Sat), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), then get to know the fascinating history of March Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

Before you visit Hoi An, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hoi An are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) ©
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)
March Gallery ©
March Gallery

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ba Thien Hau Temple and The Independence Palace. Appreciate the collections at War Remnants Museum and Drink Vietnam. Take a break from Ho Chi Minh City with a short trip to Song Be Golf Resort in Di An, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, wander the streets of Saigon, tour or see a show at Tan Son Nhat Golf Course, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoi An in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Song Be Golf Resort
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Speed Boats Tours

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