21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Da Lat
— 2 nights
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Nha Trang
— 1 night
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Tan Son Nhat
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
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Da Lat

— 2 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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures.

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Melbourne, Australia to Da Lat is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Da Lat, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Nha Trang

— 1 night
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang day trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:

Hoi An

— 3 nights
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An day trip app.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:

Hue

— 2 nights
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 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Hope Center Hue, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Son Trach to see Hang Toi (Dark Cave) about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online attractions planner.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Hanoi

— 3 nights
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), wander the streets of Old Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi day trip site.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

Halong Bay

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay holiday planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 4 nights

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City online itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Vietnam travel guide

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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.