21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly
1
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
7
Halong Bay
— 1 night
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
8
Hanoi
— 5 nights
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3
nights
Hoi An

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Da Bao Real Leather, don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An day trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Hoi An is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Hoi An is 12 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Hoi An hover around 29°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Side Trip

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Spa
Spas
4.7
The Marble Mountains ©
Geologic Formation
The Marble Mountains
4.1

2
nights
Hue

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 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then look for gifts at Truc Chi Garden.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Hue travel planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hoi An in December: highs in Hue hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

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Imperial City ©
World heritage site
Imperial City
4.2
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Architectural Building
Thien Mu Pagoda
4.3

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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 27th (Sun): experience rural life at The Duck Stop, then admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
World heritage site
Phong Nha Caves
4.6

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 29th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple. On the next day, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then stop by Sava Coffee Shop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Duong Dong in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
3.4

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Must see
Cu Chi Tunnels
4.3
War Remnants Museum ©
History Museum
War Remnants Museum
4.4

2
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Da Lat

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Lat

Side Trip

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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.9

1
night
Halong Bay

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 4th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Da Lat to Halong Bay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Water Body
Hạ Long Bay
4.4
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Water Body
Bai Tu Long Bay
4.6

5
nights
Hanoi

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip site.

Do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.9
Old Quarter ©
Neighborhood
Old Quarter
4.4

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