27 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Hanoi
— 1 night
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, Bus to Ninh Binh
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Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive
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Quang Ngai
— 5 nights
Train to Da Nang, Fly to Da Lat
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Da Lat
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City — 1 night

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.
To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planning site.

Pescara, Italy to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pescara to Ho Chi Minh City is 6 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Pescara in April; daily highs in Ho Chi Minh City reach 41°C and lows reach 30°C. You will leave for Hanoi on the 15th (Sat).
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Hanoi — 1 night

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 Kim Tours Vietnam as well as Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): learn the tricks of the trade with Kim Tours Vietnam, take a stroll through Old Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and finally Head underground at Tien Ong Cave.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip builder.

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 on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ninh Binh.
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Parks · Nature

Ninh Binh — 2 nights

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tam Coc. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ninh Binh vacation planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel 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.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park sightseeing website.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hue visit site.

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 April in Hue, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Hoi An — 2 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.
On the 24th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then look for gifts at ChiBa Boutique, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip planner.

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 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Quang Ngai.
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Quang Ngai — 5 nights

Quảng Ngãi is a city in central Vietnam. Quang Ngai is known for museums, historic sites, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at My Lai Massacre Museum, kick back and relax at Sa Huynh Beach, and steep yourself in history at My Lai Massacre - Son My Memorial.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Quang Ngai trip planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Quang Ngai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 1st (Mon), you're off to Da Lat.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.
Da Lat is known for sightseeing, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, make a trip to Lam Vien Square, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Da Lat tour itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Quang Ngai to Da Lat in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 2 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 4th (Thu), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at LunaThaiSpa, then stop by The North Wind - Handmade Leather Goods & Accessories, and finally savor the flavors at Beer Fridge.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong road trip planner.

You can fly from Da Lat to Duong Dong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

On the 7th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. See even more of Ho Chi Minh City: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary app.

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can 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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