23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Bus
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Ha Giang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sapa
— 1 night
Bus
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Cat Ba
— 1 night
Ferry
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ninh Hai
— 1 night
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive
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Da Lat
— 1 night
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Hanoi

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stop by Tired City Bao Khanh, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Hanoi is 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ha Giang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

Ha Giang

— 2 nights
Ha Giang is known for nature, scenic drive, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Thon Tha Village and get in touch with nature with Tea House of Baiyue Tribe.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ha Giang holiday builder app.

Take a bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll set off for Sapa on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Ha Giang

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
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Sapa

— 1 night
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.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Stone Church and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain.

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You can drive from Ha Giang to Sapa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:

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.
On the 15th (Fri), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then head off the coast to Cat Ba Island.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cat Ba journey planner.

You can take a bus from Sapa to Cat Ba in 9 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:

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 16th (Sat): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then stop by Cua Van Floating Village.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay attractions app.

You can ride a ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ninh Hai.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

Ninh Hai

— 1 night
On the 18th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Coc Pagoda and then stroll through Thung Nham Bird Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Halong Bay to Ninh Hai. In November, daily temperatures in Ninh Hai can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Hai

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ninh Hai to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hue online route planner.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Hoi An

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town. Keep things going the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Spas · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Da Lat

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then get great views at Lam Vien Square.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Da Lat in 9.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Coi Nguon Museum. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Long Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Bai Tắm Sao in An Thoi (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, browse the eclectic array of goods at Duong Dong Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Duong Dong itinerary tool.

You can fly from Da Lat to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take a stroll through Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5, and finally stop by Metiseko.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip builder website.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

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.

Phu Quoc Island travel guide

3.5
Beaches · Fishing Charters & Tours · Spas
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture. Known for its pepper farming and fish sauce brewing, the island retains a charming rusticity in its fishing towns and inland plantations. Phu Quoc Island tourism developed rapidly, with a number of resorts sitting on the golden sands along the southwest coast. With half of the island registered as a national park, the dense jungles and mountains of the interior remain protected from overdevelopment--good news for wildlife living there, including slow lorises, macaques, owls, and tortoises.