24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 1 night
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Hanoi Airport, Bus to Sapa
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Sapa
— 2 nights
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Hue
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Hue
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights

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Hanoi — 1 night

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 19th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on Asia Travel Legend and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi online itinerary planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay — 4 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.
Giac Tam Buddhist Zen Monastery and Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Minh Chau beach and Soi Sim Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Ha Long Market (in Ha Long) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Cat Ba). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ti Top Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Le Parfum Spa, take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, and Head underground at Tien Ong Cave.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay online trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sapa.
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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.
On the 24th (Thu), hike along Si Trekking Sa Pa, then take in the awesome beauty at Y Linh Ho, then stop by Hieu Stone, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Stone Church. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Giang Ta Chai Village.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Sapa trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Sapa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hue.
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Hue — 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Off-Road Tours and Laguna Golf Lang Co. Step off the beaten path and head to Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh and Thai Hoa Palace. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Nine Dynastic Urns, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hon Chen Temple, contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space, and explore the world behind art at Diem Phung Thi Art Exhibition House.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hue vacation maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sapa to Hue in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.
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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.
On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phac Hat Pagoda, admire the masterpieces at Thanh Ha Terracotta Park, then steep yourself in history at Chaozhou Hall (Trieu Chau), and finally get in on the family fun at Hoi An Memories Land.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 6 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Get some cultural insight at Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda and Cao Dai Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Jerry's Jungle Tours and Vung Bau Beach. Explore Duong Dong's surroundings by going to An Thoi (New Life Spa - Suc Song Moi Yoga & Spa & May Rut Island) and Thien Vien Truc Lam Ho Quoc (Ho Quoc Pagoda) (in Duong To). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Phu Quoc National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, explore the activities along Da Ban Stream, relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, and don't miss a visit to Sung Hung Pagoda.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Duong Dong by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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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 9th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, and then wander the streets of Saigon. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mariamman Hindu Temple, wander the streets of Pham Ngu Lao Street, and then shop like a local with Dong Khoi Street.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for home.
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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.
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Lao Cai Province travel guide

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Mountains · Landmarks · Waterfalls
Lào Cai, is a province of the mountainous Northwest region of Vietnam bordering the province of Yunnan in China. The province covers an area of 6383.9 square kilometres and as of 2008 it had a population of 602,300 people.Lào Cai and Sa Pa are two important cities within the province at the border with China; the former is well known as key trading post and the latter is hill station famous for tourism, in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Lào Cai is also the capital of Lào Cai Province and shares border with the city of Hekou, in the Yunnan province of Southwest China. This border town was closed after the 1979 war with China, since reopened in 1993, has become a major tourist centre between Hanoi, Sapa and Kunming (China). Sapa (or Sa Pa) is notable as a hill resort and market centre for the local ethnic Hmong, including the Red, Black, Green and Flower Hmong. Located across the Muong Hoa Valley from Vietnam's highest mountain, Fansipan, the city is sometimes referred to as the "queen of mountains"Lào Cai has many historical sites, natural caves and produces agricultural specialties such as Bắc Hà plums.In a 1929 survey conducted in the area, the vegetation (flora) and fauna (mammals) recorded by the French biologist Delacour who accompanied Theodore Roosevelt were unique to the region in northern Vietnam.

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