24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Train + Fly:  15 h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Drive + Fly + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Hoi An
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  3 h
6
Nha Trang
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 15 min
7
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  14 h 15 min
End: Dusseldorf

3
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, and view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online trip itinerary planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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 6th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

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: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, make a trip to Phong Nha Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

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 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hue trip planning tool .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daytime highs in Hue are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hoi An trip builder.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Da Nang
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 15th (Mon), snap pictures at Tran Phu Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang road trip planning website .

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 up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

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

3
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.
Da Lat is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, get great views at Lam Vien Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Da Lat trip planner.

You can take a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Change things up with a short trip to May Rut Island in An Thoi (about 1h 30 min away).

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Da Lat to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, May Rut Island, Phu Quoc Mushroom
Highlights from your plan
May Rut Island ©
May Rut Island
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take a stroll through Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. On the next day, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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