23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Swakopmund
Drive + Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Hoi An
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
+3
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
5
Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
6
Con Son
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  33 h
End: Swakopmund

1
night
Hanoi

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.
On the 20th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, thensteep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Indigo Store, browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery, thenlook for gifts at The Bookworm Hanoi, and finally look for gifts at Zeds Threads.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi route planner.

Swakopmund, Namibia to Hanoi is an approximately 30-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Swakopmund to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
The Bookworm Hanoi ©
The Bookworm Hanoi

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Tombs and Tomb of Tu Duc. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomb of Minh Mang and Phu Cam Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns, browse the eclectic array of goods at Dong Ba Market, take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden, and stop by Grace Garments.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hue tour website.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hue are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

7
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Yaly Couture and Maya Design. Shop till you drop at Friendly Leather Bags and Reaching Out Arts and Crafts. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Buffalo Leather Shop.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An road trip planner.

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 December in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Spas
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Villagecraft Planet ©
Villagecraft Planet
Maya Design ©
Maya Design
Yaly Couture ©
Yaly Couture

4
nights
Nha Trang

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nha Trang Beach and Hon Chong. Get some historical perspective at Long Son Pagoda and Po Nagar Cham Towers. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Long Beach, and look for gifts at Nha Trang Shopping.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Hon Chong ©
Hon Chong
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

4
nights
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Visit Sao Beach and Long Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy, make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vung Bau Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Phu Quoc Island online itinerary planner.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Nha Trang to Phu Quoc Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

1
night
Con Son

Con Son ©
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 9th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Con Dao Musuem and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bãi Đầm Trầu.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Con Son road trip planner.

Getting from Phu Quoc Island to Con Son by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Con Son

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Con Dao Musuem ©
Con Dao Musuem

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