22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam route planner

Make it your trip
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 1 night
Fly
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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 Dublin

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Hanoi

— 3 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 18th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Quarter, stop by Le Chalet Cafe, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Hanoi travel route planning site.

Dublin, Ireland to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dublin to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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 20th (Mon): admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue travel planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, push the limits with an extreme tour, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hoi An online tour 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. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Da Lat

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours

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.
On the 29th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office.

Make your Ho Chi Minh City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Go for a jaunt from Duong Dong to Ganh Dau to see Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Seamen Divers Diving Club, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and don't miss a visit to Cao Dai Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa. On the next day, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then head off the coast to Castaway Island.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Spas · Tours

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.