22 days in Vietnam & Dubai Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam & Dubai Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 day
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Da Nang, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Da Nang, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Cai Be, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 1 night

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dubai online travel planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Dubai is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Copenhagen to Dubai, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in July, with highs in Dubai at 49°C and lows at 39°C. You'll set off for Hanoi on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Dubai

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nightlife

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like TiredCity Hang Bong and Lotte Observation Deck. Bring the kids along to Hoa Lo Prison and Quan Lan Beach. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get a tailor-made plan with MotoTours Asia, browse the different shops at D&C Art Gallery, and indulge in some culinary diversions at Vietnam by Vespa.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Hanoi vacation builder site.

Getting from Dubai to Hanoi by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Hanoi is 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Childrens Museums

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Quan Lan Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip itinerary website.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Adventure

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hanoi travel route builder website.

Traveling by bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. On the 19th (Fri), you're off to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nightlife

Sapa, Vietnam

— 2 nights
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Get some historical perspective at The Stone Church and Den Mau. Discover out-of-the-way places like Muong Hoa Valley and Giang Ta Chai Village. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fansipan Mountain, stop by Indigo Cat, make a trip to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sapa trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hanoi to Sapa takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 1 day
On the 23rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, and then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hanoi planning website.

Take a train from Sapa to Hanoi in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Da Nang, Vietnam

City of Bridges

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Oasis Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Da Nang road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Da Nang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Museums · Shopping

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 6 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.
Let the collections at Cotic and Thanh Ha Terracotta Park capture your imagination. Visit Hoi An Cathedral and Cantonese Assembly Hall for their historical value. Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the exciting artwork at Ha Ha - Art In Everything, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An vacation planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Da Nang, Vietnam

City of Bridges

On the 29th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Oasis Art Gallery and then kick back and relax at My Khe Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Da Nang trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip maker tool.

Getting from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. July in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to Cai Be.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Shopping · Nightlife · Outdoors

Cai Be, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Cái Bè is a river-land mixed town in Vietnam. To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cai Be road trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Cai Be, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Cai Be

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and Giang Dien Waterfall Tourist Site. Kids will appreciate attractions like War Remnants Museum and Cu Chi Tunnels. See even more of Ho Chi Minh City: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City route planner.

You can take a bus from Cai Be to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Dubai.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 1 day

City of Gold

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dubai journey planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Dubai in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Dubai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in August, things will get a bit warmer in Dubai: highs are around 49°C and lows about 38°C. On the 4th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nightlife

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.

Mekong Delta travel guide

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Flea Markets · Kayaking & Canoeing · Landmarks
Interlaced with rivers and canals feeding rice-growing plains and lush wetlands, the Mekong Delta impresses with its bustling floating metropolis. Tours of the Mekong Delta revolve around boat trips to floating markets and even whole towns on stilts, and trips to tranquil inland villages with slow, traditional lifestyles. As the rice bowl of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta offers foodies plenty to sink their teeth into: tours of rice paddies and orchards, fresh produce from floating stands, and delicious freshwater fish dishes. Other possibilities for a Mekong Delta itinerary include temples with ornate pagodas, wartime bunkers, and mangrove forests sheltering rare waterfowl and migratory birds.