21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam travel route planner
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Bus
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Hai Phong
— 1 night
Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
3
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Da Lat
4
Da Lat
— 1 night
Fly
5
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
8
Duong To, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
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Hanoi — 4 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.
On the 3rd (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Quarter, don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, look for gifts at TiredCity Hang Bong, and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi online holiday planner.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Hai Phong.
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Hai Phong — 1 night

Haiphong is a major industrial city and the second largest city in the northern part of Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Du Hang Pagoda, then add some adventure to your tour with Calypso Cruises, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pho Chieu Pagoda.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hai Phong trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Hai Phong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Halong Bay.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hai Phong to Halong Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.
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Da Lat — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, then relax and float downstream with Pine Track Adventures, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat journey app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Lat takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 3 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Da Lat to Hoi An by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Hoi An sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hue driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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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.
Step out of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to go to Son Trach and see Hang Toi (Dark Cave), which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Duong To.
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Duong To, Phu Quoc Island — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Jerry's Jungle Tours, then relax and rejuvenate at LunaThaiSpa, and then indulge your taste buds at Beer Fridge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Duong To route maker site.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Duong To in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 4 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.
On the 20th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City route app.

Traveling by flight from Duong To to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In November in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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