23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 4 nights
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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 1 night
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Hanoi

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Old Quarter and Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, explore the activities along West Lake, learn about all things military at Vietnam Military History Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi travel site.

Toronto, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Hanoi, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ganh Dau.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island

— 4 nights
Kids will enjoy Phu Quoc Countryside and Ong Lang Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Happy Farm PQ in Ong Lang (about 36 minutes away).

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Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ganh Dau takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to An Thoi.

Things to do in Ganh Dau

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island

— 4 nights
Kids will enjoy May Rut Island and Gam Ghi Island.

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Drive from Ganh Dau to An Thoi in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in An Thoi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cu Chi Tunnels and Central Post Office. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ben Duoc Memorial Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City attractions planner.

You can fly from An Thoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. January in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping

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 1st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip planning tool.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Hue

— 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 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of 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. In February, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

Hoi An

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, look for gifts at Da Bao Real Leather, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up some local products at Bac My An Market, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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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 February in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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.