22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Dublin

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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.
On the 26th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at A Dong Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi online holiday builder.

Dublin, Ireland to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Hanoi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip site.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Hue

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Wed), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Hue, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, cast your line with a fishing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Da Lat

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

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.
On the 6th (Mon), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, 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 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then hunt for treasures at Dalat Market.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Da Lat road trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 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.
On the 10th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, gain some tasty knowledge on Saigon Vibes Tour, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City route builder site.

Getting from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 2 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see what you can catch with Jerry's Jungle Tours, then relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, and then sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), make a trip to Sung Hung Pagoda, and then stop by The Vietnamese Artists.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Duong Dong trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Halong Bay

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay road trip tool.

Getting from Duong Dong to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

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.