21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cat Tien National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
5
Phan Thiet
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
6
Da Lat
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Countryside Adventures and Nature & Wildlife Tours. War Remnants Museum and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing planning app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Tien National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

2
nights
Cat Tien National Park

Cat Tien National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Cat Tien Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cat Tien National Park attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Cat Tien National Park takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Cat Tien National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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5
nights
Hoi An

Hoi An ©
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.
Attractions like An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting The Marble Mountains and My Khe Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture (in Da Nang). Spend the 23rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuc Thanh Pagoda, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hoi An travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cat Tien National Park to Hoi An. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Visit Starfish Beach and Long Beach for some beach relaxation. Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda and Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach

4
nights
Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet ©
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
You've now added Mui Ne Beach to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Linh Son Truong Tho pagoda and Ke Ga Light house. Take a break from the city and head to Red Sand Dunes and Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Ta Cu Mountain, take an in-depth tour of Ho Chi Minh Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Mui Ne Harbor, and make a trip to White Sand Dunes.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Phan Thiet trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Duong Dong to Phan Thiet takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Ke Ga Light house
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Red Sand Dunes ©
Red Sand Dunes
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) ©
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien)
Ta Cu Mountain ©
Ta Cu Mountain

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Linh Phuoc Pagoda and Thien Vien Truc Lam are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát, take a stroll through The French Quarter, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, and take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Da Lat vacation builder site .

Take a bus from Phan Thiet to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

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