20 days in Portugal & Vietnam Itinerary

20 days in Portugal & Vietnam Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Porto, Portugal

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, take a leisurely stroll along Cais da Ribeira, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and then stop by Livraria Lello.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Porto vacation builder tool.

Athens, Greece to Porto is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Porto is minus 2 hours. In February in Porto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in February, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): view the masterpieces at 54 Traditions Gallery, visit Old Quarter, and then have fun at Authentic Bat Trang. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally view the masterpieces at A Dong Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi attractions planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Hanoi in 19 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Classes

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, stop by From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop, and learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge.

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Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Duong Dong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then browse the exhibits of The Independence Palace, then take in the exciting artwork at Soyn, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

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. February in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, then admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary builder 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hue, Vietnam

— 1 night
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 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

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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. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then stop by Da Bao Real Leather, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An online vacation planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Shopping

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Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.