23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hue
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
4
Halong Bay
— 1 day
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
5
Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ganh Dau
— 2 nights
Drive
7
An Thoi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City — 5 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tan Dinh Market, Tan Dinh Church, Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City travel route planning website.

Vienna, Austria to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Vienna to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in August, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hue.
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tomb of Khai Dinh, Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, Dong Ba Market, and other attractions. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden, and stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue tour itinerary website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will leave for Hanoi on the 18th (Wed).
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Temple of Literature & National University, Train Street and Ngoc Son Temple. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Train Street and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ngoc Son Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), don't miss a visit to St. Joseph's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Transportation

Halong Bay — 1 day

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 21st (Sat), explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay day trip planner.

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 on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.
Parks · Nature

Hanoi — 5 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Chua Tran Quoc, Night Market and Trang An Tours. See some other sides of Hanoi: stop by Old Quarter, take an in-depth tour of Ho Chi Minh Museum, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ganh Dau.
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Ganh Dau — 2 nights

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ganh Dau tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Ganh Dau in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to An Thoi.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip
Highlights from your trip

An Thoi — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the An Thoi itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ganh Dau to An Thoi takes 1.5 hours. You will leave for Ho Chi Minh City on the 30th (Mon).
Historic Sites
Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City — 1 night

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City vacation website.

Traveling by flight from An Thoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel back home.
Tours · Shopping · Nightlife · Outdoors

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.

Phu Quoc Island travel guide

3.5
Beaches · Fishing Charters & Tours · Spas
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture. Known for its pepper farming and fish sauce brewing, the island retains a charming rusticity in its fishing towns and inland plantations. Phu Quoc Island tourism developed rapidly, with a number of resorts sitting on the golden sands along the southwest coast. With half of the island registered as a national park, the dense jungles and mountains of the interior remain protected from overdevelopment--good news for wildlife living there, including slow lorises, macaques, owls, and tortoises.