19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Hue
— 3 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Phan Thiet
— 1 night
Drive
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Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Cat Ba
— 3 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Lady Buddha. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Da Nang (Da Nang Museum, My Khe Beach, &more), Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Phu) and Bang An Tower (in Dien Ban). The adventure continues: test the waters at a local thermal spa, look for gifts at Yaly Couture, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Hoi An is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Toronto to Hoi An. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Toronto in December, with highs in Hoi An at 29°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hue.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, explore the activities along Perfume River, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, and admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hue trip builder site.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoi An in December, expect nights in Hue to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 2 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 17th (Sat), experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, stroll through Bai Tắm Sao, then get engrossed in the history at Coi Nguon Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage. On the next day, stop by From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop, then get to know the resident critters at Vinpearl Safari, then relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and finally sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Duong Dong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Da Lat.
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Da Lat — 2 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.
On the 19th (Mon), push the limits with an extreme tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then make a trip to Lam Vien Square.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip planning app.

Fly from Duong Dong to Da Lat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Phan Thiet.
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Phan Thiet — 1 night

An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of RD Wine Castle, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Princess Jewelry, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien).

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Phan Thiet trip maker app.

You can drive from Da Lat to Phan Thiet in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang — 2 nights

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ba Ho Waterfall. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Nui, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, and finally stop by Legendary Chocolatier.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nha Trang day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Phan Thiet to Nha Trang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cat Ba.
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Cat Ba — 3 nights

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 24th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lan Ha Bay. On the next day, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Cat Ba trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Cat Ba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Mon).
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Vietnam travel guide

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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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