25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam vacation planner

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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Tuy Hoa
— 1 night
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 3 nights
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moc Chau
— 1 night
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Hoa Binh
— 1 night
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Ha Giang
— 2 nights
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Sapa
— 2 nights
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Bus to Ha Long Bai Chay Bus Station, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 day
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Zurich

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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.
On the 2nd (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online travel planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

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.
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, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

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You can fly from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tuy Hoa.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Tuy Hoa

— 1 night
Tuy Hòa is the capital city of Phú Yên Province in south-central Vietnam. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Da Dia Reef.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Tuy Hoa route builder app.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Tuy Hoa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Tuy Hoa

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

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, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

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You can drive from Tuy Hoa to Hoi An in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Hue

— 3 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.
Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, explore the activities along Perfume River, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hue trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Hanoi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), then brush up on your military savvy at Vietnam Military History Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ho Chi Minh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi sightseeing planner.

Fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moc Chau.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Moc Chau

— 1 night
Mộc Châu is a rural district of Sơn La Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine forests of Ang, explore the striking landscape at Moc Chau Plateau, and then make a trip to Moc Chau Tea Plantation.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Moc Chau travel planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Moc Chau by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoa Binh.

Things to do in Moc Chau

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Hoa Binh

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Muong’s Culture Museum and then visit Giang Mo Village.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoa Binh day trip planning app.

Drive from Moc Chau to Hoa Binh in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ha Giang.

Things to do in Hoa Binh

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Ha Giang

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a stroll through Thon Tha Village. On your second day here, trek along with Tea House of Baiyue Tribe.

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Drive from Hoa Binh to Ha Giang in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Ha Giang

Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Sapa

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Deo Tram Ton, take in the dramatic scenery at Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls), and then visit Other. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, then don't miss a visit to Cat Cat village, and finally make a trip to Quang Truong Square.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sapa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ha Giang to Sapa in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Halong Bay

— 1 day
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 22nd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, car, and ferry from Sapa to Halong Bay takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, taxi, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

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.