20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hoi An
— 4 nights
2
Hue
— 2 nights
3
Da Lat
— 2 nights
4
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
5
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
6
Hanoi
— 2 nights
7
Sapa
— 2 nights

4
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Thanh Ha Terracotta Park. Visiting The Marble Mountains and Jack's Cat Cafe will get you outdoors. Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Da Nang, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, admire the landmark architecture of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, view the masterpieces at Ha Ha - Art In Everything, and enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Hoi An is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Hoi An is minus 5 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in July: high temperatures in Hoi An hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) ©
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Imperial City, thenexplore the world behind art at XQ Hand Embroidery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Le Ba Dang Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hue itinerary builder 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. July in Hue sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

2
nights
Da Lat

Da Lat ©
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 18th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, thenhead outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, and then admire the verdant scenery at Datanla High Rope Course. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Lam Dong Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, and finally take an in-depth tour of Da Lat King Palace I.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Da Lat trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Da Lat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Museums Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Lam Dong Museum ©
Lam Dong Museum

2
nights
Nha Trang

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hon Chong. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suoi Do Pagoda, and then explore the galleries of Long Thanh Photo Studio.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nha Trang travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Hon Chong ©
Hon Chong
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Quan Lan Beach and Minh Chau beach. Cua Van Floating Village and Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, and snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Halong Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Quan Lan
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Minh Chau beach ©
Minh Chau beach

2
nights
Hanoi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), thencontemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, thenmake a trip to Ho Van - Van Mieu, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Quan Lan Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi planning app.

You can take a bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) ©
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

2
nights
Sapa

A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Giang Ta Chai Village and Den Mau. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fansipan Mountain and Y Linh Ho. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take a memorable drive along Deo Tram Ton, see the interesting displays at Sapa Culture Museum, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sapa trip planning app.

Getting from Hanoi to Sapa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Den Mau
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Y Linh Ho ©
Y Linh Ho

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