25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Da Lat
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h
4
Hoi An
— 5 nights
train:  4​h
5
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
6
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Hue
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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nights
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Ho Chi Minh City. In July, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Shopping Outdoors
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

3
nights
Da Lat

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.
Da Lat is known for nature, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Valley of Love, explore the activities along Lake of Sighs (Ho Than Tho), and steep yourself in history at Bao Dai's Palace.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Da Lat road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

3
nights
Nha Trang

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 13th (Fri), spend a cool day on the water with Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, take in the views from Tran Phu Bridge, take in the natural beauty of i resort, and cool off at Vinpearl Land Amusement Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang travel planner .

You can drive from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam ©
Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang

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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.
Step out of Hoi An to go to Duy Xuyen and see Mỹ Sơn, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 17th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. Make the 18th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hoi An planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. July in Hoi An sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Marble Mountains, Mỹ Sơn
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

1
night
Halong Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Hoi An to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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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.
Pamper yourself for a day on the 25th (Wed) at some of the top local wellness centers. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Quarter, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and explore the activities along West Lake.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hanoi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Spas Historic Sites Museums
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Spas & Wellness
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Food Tours

2
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
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 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Phong Nha Caves and then identify plant and animal life at The Duck Stop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

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nights
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.
Hue is known for historic sites, nature, spas, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), enjoy the sand and surf at Thuan An Beach, make a trip to The Flag Tower, and look for gifts at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hue online journey builder .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in Hue sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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