22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Duong To, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 5 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 9th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 41°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Duong To.
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Duong To, Phu Quoc Island — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at The North Wind - Handmade Leather Goods & Accessories, then indulge in some personalized pampering at LunaThaiSpa, and then cast your line with Jerry's Jungle Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge, then get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ, then relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and finally experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Duong To trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong To takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can 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 12th (Fri): take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, and then explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba Island.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay route builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Duong To to Halong Bay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.
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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.
On the 14th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 3 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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hue.
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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.
On the 21st (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Lebadang Memory Space, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hue online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hue are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see Tran Thi Ly Bridge about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary 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. In May in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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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