20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Denpasar, Bali
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Da Nang
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h 15 min
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
3
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Yangon (Rangoon)

2
nights
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Tran Thi Ly Bridge.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Da Nang day trip site .

Denpasar, Indonesia to Da Nang is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Denpasar in November, plan for little chillier days in Da Nang, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks Museums Spas

Side Trip

Hoi An
Highlights from your plan
Ba Na Hills SunWorld ©
Ba Na Hills SunWorld
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

1
night
Halong Bay

Halong Bay ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Da Nang to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

4
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi vacation planning website .

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave). On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

2
nights
Hue

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 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the artistry at Hope Center Hue, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

2
nights
Da Lat

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, get outside with Pine Track Adventures, and then take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Lat online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Hue to Da Lat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Mushroom, then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Duong Dong day trip planning app .

Fly from Da Lat to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Adventure Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc Mushroom
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom

4
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 museums, nightlife, shopping, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip maker app .

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

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