25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Con Son
— 1 night
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Hoi An
— 5 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 6 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.
Do your shopping at Ben Thanh Market and Nhasilk. On the 24th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in April: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Con Son.
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Con Son — 1 night

Devil's Island

Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Dung Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bãi Đầm Trầu, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hang Da Duc Me.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Con Son day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Cua Dai Beach and My Khe Beach. Head to Rubin Cloth Shop and Precious Heritage by Rehahnfor plenty of shopping. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Da Nang (Phuoc My Beach & The Gioi Tranh Dep). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Central Market, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 180, and explore the galleries of Go Fish Studio.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Con Son to Hoi An takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stop by Grace Garments, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read 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. In April in Hue, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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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 3rd (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Phong Nha Caves and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly 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.
For shopping fun, head to TiredCity Hang Bong or Klimt Art Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Off-Road Tours. On the 5th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, explore the activities along West Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, and relax and rejuvenate at Lessence De La Vie Spa.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi road trip planner.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

Plan trip to Halong Bay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 6 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Visiting Ong Lang Beach and Mui Ganh Dau Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Long Beach and Bai Tắm Sao. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour, sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge, find something for the whole family at Happy Farm PQ, and browse the different shops at The Vietnamese Artists.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong tour planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) 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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