22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam travel route planner
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Fly
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly
2
Da Nang
Drive
3
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Da Nang
— 3 nights
Train
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Hanoi
Bus
8
Sapa
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
10
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
11
Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cu Chi Tunnels. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City itinerary builder site.

Manila, Philippines to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for Da Nang.
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Highlights from your trip

Da Nang

City of Bridges

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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Da Nang trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March: highs in Da Nang hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Hoi An.
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Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Classes
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bay Mau Coconut Forest, Hoi An Ancient Town and Cua Dai Beach. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cua Dai Beach and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip planner.

You can drive from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hoi An are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Da Nang.
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Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Da Nang — 3 nights

City of Bridges

Your day by day itinerary now includes Ba Na Hills SunWorld, The Marble Mountains and My Khe Beach. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on My Son Sanctuary Tours and then find something for the whole family at Ba Na Hills SunWorld.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Da Nang road trip site.

Drive from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hue.
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Hue — 2 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.
On the 29th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc and then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hue travel planner.

Drive from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 2 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, and then relax and rejuvenate at Magic Fingers.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online vacation planner.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Hanoi.
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Parks · Nature · Spas
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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.
To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off 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.
You've now added Sapa Ancient Rock Field to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fansipan Mountain, admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, take in the awesome beauty at Y Linh Ho, and look for gifts at Indigo Cat.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sapa online travel route planner.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hanoi.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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Hanoi — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Long Bien Bridge, Old Quarter and Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

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Drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Halong Bay.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Halong Bay — 1 night

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.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.
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Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Transportation
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Hanoi — 3 nights

You've added Bich Dong Pagoda, Trang An Grottoes, Mua Caves, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi vacation planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Nature · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
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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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