21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 2 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
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Danang, Bus to Hue
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Hue
— 1 night
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
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Nha Trang
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
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Hanoi
— 1 night
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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 5th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then stop by Old Quarter.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip app.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hanoi is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

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Halong Bay

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.
On the 8th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, and step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Hue.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hue takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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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 March, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Spas · Shopping

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Nha Trang

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Spend the 14th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, view the masterpieces at DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery, stop by Legendary Chocolatier, and kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nha Trang itinerary app.

Getting from Hoi An to Nha Trang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha tho Da Minh, make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Avalokiteshvara. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City holiday planner.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Step out of Duong Dong to go to An Thoi and see Bai Tắm Sao, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa, stroll through Long Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, and experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong vacation builder tool.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Hanoi

On the 22nd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hanoi sightseeing planner.

Getting from Duong Dong to Hanoi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · 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.