24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam planner
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Da Lat
— 3 nights
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
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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
— 2 nights
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 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 2nd (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at Aitch Space.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Da Lat.
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Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Da Lat — 3 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, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and hunt for treasures at Dalat Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Da Lat online day trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 3 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, cast your line with a fishing tour, and stroll through The Marble Mountains.

Before you visit Hoi An, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hue.
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Shopping · Tours · Museums · Nature
Side Trip

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 9th (Wed): see Multi-day Tours, contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. November in Hue sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Phong Nha Caves and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa.

Plan my Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time 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.
On the 15th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, see Off-Road Tours, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and explore the activities along West Lake.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi day trip tool.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to 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.
On the 17th (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, and then head off the coast to Cat Ba Island. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, 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. 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 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.
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Side Trip

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 4 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with Truly Vietnam Travel, get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Tranquility Spa.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Duong Dong travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Side Trips

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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