23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  5 h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
3
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Hoi An
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  3 h
7
Nha Trang
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 15 min
8
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
9
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Sung Hung Pagoda.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip itinerary tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Duong Dong is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
Highlights from your plan
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay attractions tool .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

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

4
nights
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: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the activities along West Lake.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hue trip maker.

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 March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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

3
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then snap pictures at Xom Bong Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Xom Bong Bridge ©
Xom Bong Bridge

2
nights
Da Lat

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 22nd (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get outside with Pine Track Adventures, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then get great views at Lam Vien Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Da Lat online journey planner .

Traveling by bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City driving holiday app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office
Kayaking & Canoeing

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