22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Amsterdam

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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.
On the 10th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: visit Old Quarter, admire the artistry at Authentic Bat Trang, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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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.
On the 12th (Wed), experience rural life at The Duck Stop and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hue.
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Hue — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace, and then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Hue sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 3 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.
Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Food Tours in Da Nang--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoi An in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Ho Chi Minh City, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 4 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Change things up with a short trip to Thien Vien Truc Lam Ho Quoc (Ho Quoc Pagoda) in Duong To (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, stroll through Ong Lang Beach, and contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong day trip planning website.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay — 3 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 26th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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