23 days in Vietnam & Ko Chang Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam & Ko Chang Itinerary

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23 days in Vietnam & Ko Chang Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf, Germany
Train + Fly:  15 h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Sapa, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
5
Phan Thiet, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h
7
Ko Chang Tai, Thailand
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Dusseldorf, Germany

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Dusseldorf, Germany to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
nights
Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Deo Tram Ton, then take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, then look for gifts at Hieu Stone, and finally make a trip to Cat Cat village.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sapa itinerary builder website .

Getting from Hanoi to Sapa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village

2
nights
Ninh Binh, Vietnam

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): make a trip to Tam Coc, don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Mua Caves and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ninh Binh trip app .

Traveling by car from Sapa to Ninh Binh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An day trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ninh Binh to Hoi An takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ninh Binh in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hoi An, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Nature

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
nights
Phan Thiet, Vietnam

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to White Sand Dunes, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien). Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Khu du lich Ta Cu, then kick back and relax at Mui Ne Beach, and then make a trip to Mui Ne Harbor.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Phan Thiet online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hoi An to Phan Thiet in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) ©
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien)
Spas
White Sand Dunes ©
White Sand Dunes

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, examine the collection at Drink Vietnam, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

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You can drive from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ko Chang Tai.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

6
nights
Ko Chang Tai, Thailand

Ko Chang Tai ©
Change things up with a short trip to Black Sand Beach in Laem Ngop (about 1h 25 min away).

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Explore your travel options from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Chang Tai with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Chang Tai

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ko Chang, Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall
Ko Yuak ©
Ko Yuak
Koh Chang Milano Fashion ©
Koh Chang Milano Fashion

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