22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Cat Ba
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  5​h
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Jeddah

2
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary planning site .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Hanoi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Spas

2
nights
Cat Ba

The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Hospital Cave and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cat Ba online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cat Ba National Park ©
Cat Ba National Park

2
nights
Halong Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, Head underground at Dau Go Cave, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, then Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ong Lang Beach and Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple). Visiting Sao Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach, Spas, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
Highlights from your plan
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Phong Nha Caves and Paradise Cave. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Duck Stop and Tien Son Cave. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online route planner .

Getting from Duong Dong to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tien Son Cave
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hue route builder site .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Hue, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs

5
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hai Van Pass. Take a break from the city and head to Non Nuoc Beach and My Khe Beach. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien).

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An online trip maker .

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Hoi An sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Da Nang, Hai Van Pass
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

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