26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam sightseeing planner

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Hanoi
— 5 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 Danang
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 3 nights
Bus to Da Nang Central Bus Station, Fly to Dalat
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Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights

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Hanoi

— 5 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary planning site.

Luang Prabang, Laos to Hanoi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:

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 12th (Sun): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see Dragon Bridge about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and enjoy some diversion at Henna Art Hoi An.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Hoi An travel route planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In January in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Son Trach to see Hang Toi (Dark Cave) about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden, make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hue online trip builder.

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. In January, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Da Lat

— 3 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.
Da Lat is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Lam Vien Square, admire the sheer force of Datanla Falls, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Da Lat trip planner.

Getting from Hue to Da Lat by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 5 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, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

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Fly from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. January in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:

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.