26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Con Son
— 1 night
Fly
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Phu Quoc
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights

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Con Son

— 1 night

Devil's Island

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 20th (Sun): kick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu and then steep yourself in history at Con Dao Prison. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hang Da Duc Me, explore the activities along An Hai Lake, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hang Duong Cemetary, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Con Dao Musuem.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Con Son journey maker website.

Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Con Son

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Hoi An

— 4 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency and An Bang Beach. You'll explore and learn at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and The Gioi Tranh Dep. Take a break from Hoi An 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, look for gifts at Da Bao Real Leather, enjoy some diversion at Henna Art Hoi An, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Con Son to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hue

— 3 nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Imperial City and The Flag Tower. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Thien Mu Pagoda and Luc Bo Culture Space. Spend the 27th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hue trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoi An in December, you will find days in Hue are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa. On your second day here, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves.

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You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanoi

— 4 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuong Trach Pagoda, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi sightseeing app.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Halong Bay

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then relax and rejuvenate at Royal Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

To find out how to plan a trip to Halong Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 6 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Vietnamese Artists and Ho Quoc Temple. Visit Ong Lang Beach and Starfish Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Duong Dong to go to An Thoi and see Bai Tắm Sao, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with Red River Daily Tours Phu Quoc, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vung Bau Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mui Ganh Dau Beach, and explore the activities along Fingernail Island.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Duong Dong itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at War Remnants Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon. Appreciate the collections at The Independence Palace and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. On the 13th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City holiday tool.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.