23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam route planner
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Fly
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Hue
— 1 day
Bus
4
Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
Drive to Dinh Vu, Ferry to Cat Ba
5
Cat Ba
— 3 nights
Ferry to Dinh Vu, Drive to Hanoi
6
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Ha Giang
— 1 night
Drive
8
Dong Van
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Hanoi
— 2 nights
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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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the striking features of The Independence Palace, and witness the site of a historic battle at Ben Dinh Tunnels.

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Ahmedabad, India to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ho Chi Minh City when traveling from Ahmedabad in November, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Hoi An.
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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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hoi An: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hue.
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Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature
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Hue — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue route planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In November in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ninh Binh.
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Highlights from your trip

Ninh Binh — 2 nights

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then don't miss a visit to Tam Coc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ninh Binh online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hue to Ninh Binh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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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.
Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Cat Ba National Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba Island, make a trip to Cannon Fort, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cat Ba travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ninh Binh to Cat Ba in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanoi.
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Hanoi — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online travel planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cat Ba to Hanoi in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ha Giang.
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Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
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Ha Giang — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ha Giang trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Ha Giang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dong Van.
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Dong Van — 3 nights

Dong Van is known for historic sites and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Don Cao Fortress and don't miss a visit to Dinh Vua Mèo Hmong King Palace.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dong Van trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ha Giang to Dong Van takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Hanoi.
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Historic Sites
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Hanoi — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi travel route planner.

You can drive from Dong Van to Hanoi in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas
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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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