25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Hoi An
— 2 nights
shuttle:  30​min
4
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Hanoi
— 2 nights
7
Sapa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  10​h 45​min
8
Halong Bay
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h 45​min
9
Cat Ba
— 1 night
bus:  4​h
10
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Seattle

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Indochina Cycling Tour. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Dong Khoi Street.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City vacation planner.

Seattle, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 15 hours. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Indochina Cycling Tour ©
Indochina Cycling Tour
Dong Khoi Street ©
Dong Khoi Street

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, see the interesting displays at National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, and then stop by Lemongrass House Vietnam.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Adrenaline & Extreme Tours as well as Fishing Charters & Tours. Visiting Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach will get you outdoors.

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Getting from Nha Trang to Hoi An by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

2
nights
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, then kick back and relax at My Khe Beach, and then stroll through Non Nuoc Beach. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Da Nang itinerary website .

Da Nang is very close to Hoi An. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach) and then take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): Head underground at Son Doong Cave and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip planning website .

You can drive from Da Nang to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach)
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

2
nights
Hanoi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by Craft-Link, look for gifts at Indigo Store, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). On your second day here, stop by The Bookworm Hanoi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, and then stop by Tan My Design.

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

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Indigo Store ©
Indigo Store
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
nights
Sapa

Sapa ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ta Phin Village and Giang Ta Chai Village. Step out of the city life by going to Muong Hoa Valley and Climbing Tours. There's much more to do: stop by Indigo Cat, see the interesting displays at Sapa Culture Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sapa Market, and make a trip to Deo Tram Ton.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sapa trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Shopping
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Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall
Ta Phin Village ©
Ta Phin Village

1
night
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 29th (Sun): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, take an in-depth tour of Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Ha Long Pearl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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

Take a bus from Sapa to Halong Bay in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

1
night
Cat Ba

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cat Ba road trip app .

Traveling by ferry from Halong Bay to Cat Ba takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing

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nights
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
On the 1st (Wed), look for gifts at Craft-Link, stop by Indigo Store, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Chula fashion showroom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Bookworm Hanoi, then contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, then stop by Phuc Loi Shop, and finally stop by Tan My Design.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi holiday planner .

Getting from Cat Ba to Hanoi by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Phuc Loi Shop ©
Phuc Loi Shop
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) ©

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