22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— Few hours
Taxi + Bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Can Tho
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Train:  5​h
4
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  16​h 45​min
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  5​h
6
Hue
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
7
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
8
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Train:  10​h 30​min
9
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
10
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stop by Metiseko and then view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City journey maker site .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Can Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums
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Metiseko ©
Metiseko

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Can Tho

Can Tho ©
The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Phat Hoc Pagoda. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Tarot, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pitu Khosa Rangsay, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Can Tho trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Can Tho

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam
Can Tho Beach ©
Can Tho Beach
Bao Tang Quan Khu 9 ©
Bao Tang Quan Khu 9

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Hanoi

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.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), take a stroll through Old Quarter, and then take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Can Tho to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) ©

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Quan Lan Beach and Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh. Step out of the city life by going to Minh Chau beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's more to do: head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island and take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

Plan a trip to Halong Bay easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Quan Lan, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Phong Nha Caves and The Duck Stop. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery, steep yourself in history at Imperial City, then browse the different shops at Big C Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Thuan An Beach and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hue journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

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

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mỹ Sơn and Da Nang Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canh Duong Beach and BRG Danang Golf Club - Vietnam. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and kick back and relax at Tien Sa Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Da Nang trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Canh Duong Beach, Mỹ Sơn
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang ©
3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the world behind art at Thanh Ha Terracotta Park, and then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Cantonese Assembly Hall, view the masterpieces at Ha Ha - Art In Everything, and then kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip builder site .

Traveling by shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cantonese Assembly Hall ©
Cantonese Assembly Hall
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

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Nha Trang

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hon Chong and Long Beach. Visiting Nha Trang Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, pause for some serene contemplation at Bac Thanh Church, and view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Nha Trang visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Hon Chong ©
Hon Chong

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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
On the 30th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then wander the streets of Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Tan Son Nhat Golf Course, then play a few rounds at Song Be Golf Resort, and then wander the streets of Pham Ngu Lao Street.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Golf Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Song Be Golf Resort
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Song Be Golf Resort ©
Song Be Golf Resort

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