21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
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Da Lat
— 2 nights
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Mumbai

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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 29th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, stop by KaT Jewelry, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Ho Chi Minh City. In October, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 3 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with Truly Vietnam Travel, don't miss a visit to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), savor the flavors at Beer Fridge, and relax in the rural setting at Happy Farm PQ.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip itinerary planner.

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 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Da Lat.
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Side Trips

Da Lat — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Dalat Market. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Lat online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Da Lat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Hoi An.
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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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, get in on the family fun at Hoi An Memories Land, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An journey planner.

You can fly from Da Lat to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hue.
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Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see Multi-day Tours, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hue trip planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): Head underground at Phong Nha Caves and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly to Hanoi.
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Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 12th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, see Off-Road Tours, make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi route maker website.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

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Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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