21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam travel planner

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Hanoi
— 4 nights
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 3 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Vietnamese Women's Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Literature & National University and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, take in the exciting artwork at Empty Wall Gallery, explore the galleries of Klimt Art Gallery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi itinerary planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Warsaw to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and My Khe Beach. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip builder.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tomb of Minh Mang. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Tombs and Thien Mu Pagoda. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop, take in the exciting artwork at Green Bamboo Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary maker app.

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 October, daytime highs in Hue are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Phong Nha Caves and Hang Toi (Dark Cave). Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Suoi Nuoc Mooc will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 5 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Explore hidden gems such as Bai Tắm Sao and Khem Beach. Get some cultural insight at Coi Nguon Museum and Cao Dai Temple. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Fingernail Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
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.