19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  18 h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Con Son
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
7
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Off-Road Tours. Get some cultural insight at Old Quarter and Hanoi Police Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pho Linh Temple, view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Vancouver to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

2
nights
Hue

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.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, thencontemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space, thencontemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, thenexplore the world behind art at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hue route builder website.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Escape the urban bustle at PTA Travel and Sao Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa and Thom Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and stop by PQ LITTLE MART.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong route planner.

Fly from Hue to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Con Son

Con Son ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Dung Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bãi Đầm Trầu, and then explore the activities along An Hai Lake. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Con Dao National Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Con Son day trip website.

Getting from Duong Dong to Con Son by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Con Son

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Scuba & Snorkeling
Con Dao National Park ©
Con Dao National Park

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Metiseko, take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, thenget engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ho Chi Minh City trip simple and quick.

Fly from Con Son to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cua Dai Beach and My Khe Beach. Visiting An Bang Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach Spa, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Hoi An are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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