22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Train to London Kings Cross, Fly to Noi Bai International
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 1 night
Bus
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Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to York

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Hanoi

— 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hanoi online vacation planner.

York, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from York to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Royal Tombs. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, see Off-Road Tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hue road trip tool.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Hue are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Da Nang (My Khe Beach & Lady Buddha). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, have fun at Henna Art Hoi An, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip maker tool.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hoi An are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Nha Trang

— 1 night
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 11th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Nui, then take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and finally snap pictures at Xom Bong Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Nha Trang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Da Lat

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Da Lat trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 2 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, make a trip to Sung Hung Pagoda, then make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), then savor the flavors at Beer Fridge, and finally look for gifts at The One Up Store. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, and then cast your line with Jerry's Jungle Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip planner.

Fly from Da Lat to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Spas

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for 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.