26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
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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 23rd (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, browse the exhibits of Drink Vietnam, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Ho Chi Minh City. In January, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 5 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Take a break from Duong Dong with a short trip to Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda in Ganh Dau, about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, cast your line with Kien Giang Travel, and contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

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

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Halong Bay

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Hanoi

— 5 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 1st (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and admire the artistry at Authentic Bat Trang.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Hanoi itinerary planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Hoi An

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Da Nang (Food Tours, StormX, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, relax in the rural setting at Tra Que Minty Garden, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Hoi An are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hue trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. February in Hue sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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 14th (Sun): Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.