20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Budapest
train + Fly:  19​h
1
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
6
Da Lat
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  5​h 15​min
7
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
8
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Budapest

2
nights
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.
Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, contemplate the long history of The Old House of Phun Hung, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An online trip itinerary maker .

Budapest, Hungary to Hoi An is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in January, with highs in Hoi An at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
nights
Hue

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.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower.

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You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): Head underground at Paradise Cave and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phong Nha Caves.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip app .

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach, get to know the resident critters at Vinpearl Safari, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc pagoda.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Duong Dong itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Duong Dong takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of The Independence Palace, then walk around Cong Vien 30-4, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City road trip site .

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

2
nights
Da Lat

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
On the 29th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then make a trip to Crazy House.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Halong Bay

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.
On the 31st (Fri), explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip website .

Getting from Da Lat to Halong Bay by combination of flight, car, and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda

4
nights
Hanoi

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Hang Bong.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Tired City Hang Bong ©
Tired City Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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