25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Cat Ba
— 1 night
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Sapa
— 2 nights
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Ham Ninh
— 1 day
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An Thoi
— 2 nights
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Ong Lang
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
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Da Nang
— 2 nights
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Hoi An
— 4 nights

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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 4th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, then take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village, and then take an in-depth tour of Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Sung Sot Cave and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cat Ba is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stop by Tired City Bao Khanh, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi travel route planning app.

You can take a bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

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Sapa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Deo Tram Ton, then admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, then make a trip to Fansipan Mountain, and finally stop by Giang Ta Chai Village. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then don't miss a visit to The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church).

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapa day trip website.

Drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Ham Ninh.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Spas · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

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Ham Ninh

Ham Ninh ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, take in the dramatic scenery at Phu Quoc Waterfall, and then take in the waterfront at Ham Ninh Pier.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ham Ninh trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sapa to Ham Ninh takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to An Thoi.

Things to do in Ham Ninh

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Phu Quoc Waterfall ©
Phu Quoc Waterfall
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom
Ham Ninh Pier ©
Ham Ninh Pier

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An Thoi

An Thoi ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, then kick back and relax at Sao Beach, then head off the coast to Hon Thom Island, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Khem Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read An Thoi trip itinerary site.

An Thoi is very close to Ham Ninh. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ong Lang.

Things to do in An Thoi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Khem Beach ©
Khem Beach

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Ong Lang

Ong Lang ©
On the 13th (Wed), look for gifts at PQ LITTLE MART, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, and then meet the residents at Vinpearl Safari.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ong Lang trip itinerary website.

You can drive from An Thoi to Ong Lang in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ong Lang

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Vinpearl Safari ©
Vinpearl Safari
PQ LITTLE MART ©
PQ LITTLE MART

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Duong Dong

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cao Dai Temple and Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau. Step out of the city life by going to Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa and Long Beach. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the activities along Tranh Stream, don't miss a visit to Sung Hung Pagoda, and get engrossed in the history at Coi Nguon Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Duong Dong vacation planner.

Duong Dong is very close to Ong Lang. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau

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Ho Chi Minh City

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

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Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, and then Head underground at Tien Son Cave. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Paradise Cave, Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bach Ma National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

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Da Nang

Da Nang ©

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, take in the views from Han River Bridge, and then cruise along Hai Van Pass. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by M Legrand Jewelry, then take in the awesome beauty at Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain), then make a trip to Chùa Linh Ứng, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Da Nang trip app.

Getting from Hue to Da Nang by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Hai Van Pass ©
Hai Van Pass
Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain) ©
Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain)

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Hoi An

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cua Dai Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and The Old House of Phun Hung. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Jack's Cat Cafe, contemplate the long history of Old House of Tan Ky, and kick back and relax at An Bang Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hoi An vacation planning app.

Getting from Da Nang to Hoi An by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas

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