24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15 h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 15 min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
7
Con Son
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: London

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. TiredCity Hang Bong and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), get engrossed in the history at Ancient House, see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Vietnam Military History Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip planner.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Son Doong Cave and Phong Nha Botanic Garden. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online trip builder .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

2
nights
Hue

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.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue holiday planning tool .

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 July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.
Escape the urban bustle at An Bang Beach and The Marble Mountains. Museum-lovers will appreciate Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture and March Gallery. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a stroll through The French Quarter. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Da Lat vacation website .

Fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Get some cultural insight at War Remnants Museum and Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda). Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning website .

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 July, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

2
nights
Con Son

Con Son ©
Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Hang Duong Cemetary, steep yourself in history at Con Dao Prison, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bãi Đầm Trầu, contemplate the waterfront views at An Hai Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Van Son Pagoda.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Con Son itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Con Son

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Con Dao Prison ©
Con Dao Prison
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu

4
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau and Ho Quoc Temple will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Sao Beach and Ong Lang Beach.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Con Son to Duong Dong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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