21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Tan Son Nhat
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Ho Chi Minh City
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Can Tho
— 2 nights
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Cat Tien National Park
— 1 night
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Da Lat
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nha Trang
Drive
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Tuy Hoa
Drive
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Quy Nhon
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly
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Hanoi
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Mai Chau
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sapa
— 3 nights
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Hanoi
Bus
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Cat Ba
— 1 night
Ferry
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Halong Bay
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Hanoi
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stop by Saigon and then trek along Ho Chi Minh trail.

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Bratislava, Slovakia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bratislava to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Bratislava in April, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 41°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Can Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:

Can Tho

— 2 nights

Capital of the West

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phat Hoc Pagoda.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Can Tho tour app.

Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cat Tien National Park.

Things to do in Can Tho

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

Cat Tien National Park

— 1 night
On the 20th (Sat), stroll through Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cat Tien National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Can Tho to Cat Tien National Park in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Cat Tien National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:

Da Lat

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Pine Track Adventures and Xuan Huong Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Waterfall Bao Dai and Datanla High Rope Course. There's lots more to do: squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, appreciate the history behind Statue Of Golden Buddha, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tuyen Lam Lake.

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You can drive from Cat Tien National Park to Da Lat in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:

Nha Trang

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 25th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang online road trip planner.

Drive from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Tuy Hoa.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

Tuy Hoa

Tuy Hòa is the capital city of Phú Yên Province in south-central Vietnam. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Mai Nha Island.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tuy Hoa online trip planner.

You can drive from Nha Trang to Tuy Hoa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Quy Nhon.

Things to do in Tuy Hoa

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:
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Quy Nhon

— 1 night
Quy Nhơn is a coastal city in Bình Định Province in central Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for gifts at Nguyen Nga Center and then take in the awesome beauty at Nui Vung Chua Mountain.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Quy Nhon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tuy Hoa to Quy Nhon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Quy Nhon

Shopping · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

Hoi An

— 1 night
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.
For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hoi An online trip planner.

You can drive from Quy Nhon to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Hoi An are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for Hanoi on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Shopping · Outdoors · Classes
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mai Chau.

Things to do in Hanoi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:
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Mai Chau

— 5 nights
Mai Châu is a rural district of Hòa Bình Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Xuan Son National Park and Mu Waterfall. Step out of the city life by going to Moc Chau Plateau and Bat Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mai Chau: Moc Chau (Moc Suong Tea Hill & Pine forests of Ang) and The Muong’s Culture Museum (in Hoa Binh). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Thung Khe Pass, and look for gifts at Hoa Ban Plus.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mai Chau attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Mai Chau takes 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Mai Chau can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Mai Chau

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:

Sapa

— 3 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Y Linh Ho and Sapa Lake. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Giang Ta Chai Village, visit Ta Phin Village, don't miss a visit to Terraced Rice Fields in Shin Chai Village, and appreciate the history behind Ho Chi Minh Friendship Monument.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapa trip planner.

You can drive from Mai Chau to Sapa in 7.5 hours. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:

Hanoi

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stop by DIY Box - Leather & Coffee Workshop and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Spas
Find places to stay May 5 — 6:

Cat Ba

— 1 night
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cat Ba trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba takes 3.5 hours. You will leave for Halong Bay on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Cat Ba

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Transportation
Find places to stay May 5 — 6:

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 6th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, then head off the coast to Soi Sim Island, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay online itinerary planner.

Getting from Cat Ba to Halong Bay by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Hanoi

— 1 night
On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:
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Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Mekong Delta travel guide

3.7
Flea Markets · Kayaking & Canoeing · Landmarks
Interlaced with rivers and canals feeding rice-growing plains and lush wetlands, the Mekong Delta impresses with its bustling floating metropolis. Tours of the Mekong Delta revolve around boat trips to floating markets and even whole towns on stilts, and trips to tranquil inland villages with slow, traditional lifestyles. As the rice bowl of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta offers foodies plenty to sink their teeth into: tours of rice paddies and orchards, fresh produce from floating stands, and delicious freshwater fish dishes. Other possibilities for a Mekong Delta itinerary include temples with ornate pagodas, wartime bunkers, and mangrove forests sheltering rare waterfowl and migratory birds.

Phu Yen Province travel guide

4.5
Geologic Formations · Lighthouses · Scenic Walking Areas
Phú Yên is a coastal province in the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is the easternmost province of Vietnam's mainland.HistoryPrior to the 15th century, Phú Yên belonged to the Kingdom of Champa.GeographyPhú Yên borders Bình Định Province to the north, Khánh Hòa Province to the south. Phú Yên is separated from these provinces by two passes: Cù Mông pass in the north and Cả pass in the south.The province's topography consists of hilly regions in the west (70%) and the fertile plain of Tuy Hòa in the east. Lowlands also extend west along Đà Rằng River. The highest peaks are at 1592m on the border to Khánh Hòa Province in the south and at 1331m in the northwest (Đồng Xuân District). There are several hills near the coast, including Mo Cheo (Núi Mô Cheo, 814m) in Sông Cầu and Da Bia (Núi Đá Bia, 706m) near Dai Lanh in Đông Hòa District.The main rivers that flow across Phú Yên are Đà Rằng River (the largest river in Central Vietnam), Ban Thach River and Ky Lo River. Song Hinh Lake, a large artificial lake, is located in the southwest of the province.

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Binh Dinh Province travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Bodies of Water · Landmarks