22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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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 Dalat
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Da Lat
— 2 nights
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Phan Thiet
— 1 night
Drive
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Duong To, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
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Hue
— 2 nights
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Appreciate the collections at TiredCity Hang Bong and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). Make the 4th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, examine the collection at Hanoi Police Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planning app.

Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Hanoi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cat Co 1 Beach, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Vu Nguyen Family Massage. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, learn more about the world around you at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

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.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát, then get engrossed in the history at Lam Dong Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Da Lat King Palace I. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, then take a spin around town with Bike Tours, and then head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Da Lat trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Lat takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Phan Thiet

— 1 night
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
On the 10th (Sun), stroll through Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Old Fishing Village 3D Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Ho Chi Minh Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Red Sand Dunes.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Phan Thiet online trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Da Lat to Phan Thiet takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks · Nature · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace. Popular historic sites such as Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon and People's Committee Building are in your itinerary. On the 12th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: do sightseeing your way with Saigon Vibes Tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, wander the streets of Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, and make a trip to Dong Khoi Street.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. In October in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Duong To.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Duong To, Phu Quoc Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, and then relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Seamen Divers Diving Club, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, then look for gifts at The Storytree Vietnam, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Duong To trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong To by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Duong To

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 1 night
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 16th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Magic Fingers and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park journey planner.

Fly from Duong To to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 17th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Imperial City, then step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hue trip planner.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Hoi An

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and My Khe Beach. Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, and get engrossed in the history at Hoi An Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:

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.