20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Duong Dong
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights

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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ben Thanh Market and Ao Dai Exhibition. Let the collections at War Remnants Museum and FITO Museum capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Ho Chi Minh City to Di An to see Song Be Golf Resort about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, visit Pham Ngu Lao Street, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and take a stroll through Saigon.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City holiday planning app.

Atlanta, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 12 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in December, things will get much hotter in Ho Chi Minh City: highs are around 88°F and lows about 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

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Pham Ngu Lao Street ©
Pham Ngu Lao Street
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Imperial City and then steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace, hunt for treasures at Dong Ba Market, then admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery, and finally look for gifts at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hue, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, things will get little chillier in Hue: highs are around 72°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc
Nine Dynastic Urns ©
Nine Dynastic Urns

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Hoi An

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Maya Design. You'll explore and learn at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang and Thanh Ha Terracotta Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Bang An Tower (in Dien Ban) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuc Thanh Pagoda.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip builder website.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Side Trips

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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Maya Design ©
Maya Design
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) ©
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), make a trip to Ho Van - Van Mieu and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), examine the collection at Hanoi Police Museum, then stop by Tired City Bao Khanh, then examine the collection at Ancient House, and finally take a stroll through Old Quarter.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip maker tool.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc

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Duong Dong

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sao Beach and Coi Nguon Museum. Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Cao Dai Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Duong Dong Market, kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, and tee off at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Duong Dong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©

Pearl of the Far East

Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tan Dinh Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the galleries of Artinus 3D Art Museum, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at The World of Heineken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then ponder the world of politics at People's Committee Building, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Huyen Sy.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City vacation tool.

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Tan Dinh Church ©
Tan Dinh Church
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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