25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam holiday planner
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Hanoi Airport, Bus to Sapa
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Sapa
— 3 nights
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Hue
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
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Nha Trang
— 1 night
Drive
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Da Lat
— 1 night
Bus
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Phan Thiet
— 1 night
Drive
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, enjoy some diversion at Authentic Bat Trang, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Hanoi, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.
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Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bai Tu Long Bay and Climbing Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Halong Bay: Ha Long Market (in Ha Long) and Cat Ba Island (in Cat Ba). There's more to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to 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 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sapa.
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Side Trips

Sapa — 3 nights

A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muong Hoa Valley and Indigo Cat. When in Sapa, make a side trip to see Spas in Lao Cai, approximately Lao Cai away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fansipan Mountain, visit Giang Ta Chai Village, explore and take pictures at Deo Tram Ton, and don't miss a visit to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Sapa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Thien Mu Pagoda and Tu Dam Pagoda. And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, cast your line with Thanh Toan Eco Tours, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Nine Dynastic Urns.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hue trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sapa to Hue takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hoi An.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Classes · Outdoors

Hoi An — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tra Que Vegetable Village and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Lady Buddha in Da Nang (about 58 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hoi An day trip app.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang — 1 night

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 17th (Mon), see Off-Road Tours and then look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Nha Trang travel route planning tool.

Getting from Hoi An to Nha Trang by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Da Lat.
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Da Lat — 1 night

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 18th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

You can plan Da Lat trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Nha Trang to Da Lat by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the bus ride to Phan Thiet.
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Highlights from your trip

Phan Thiet — 1 night

An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Red Sand Dunes, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then stop by Princess Jewelry.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Phan Thiet online travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Da Lat to Phan Thiet takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Nature · Parks · Spas · Shopping

Ho Chi Minh City — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Bitexco Financial Tower. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can drive from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In October in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough 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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