21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam tour itinerary planner

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Fly
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Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly
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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Amsterdam

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Hanoi

— 5 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.
Imperial Citadel of Thang Long has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University make great kid-friendly stops. On the 25th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, see Off-Road Tours, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hanoi day trip site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 1 night
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 27th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park holiday maker tool.

Getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Hue

— 1 night
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 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then explore the historical opulence of Thai Hoa Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda.

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Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Hoi An

— 4 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.
Attractions like Spas and Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

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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. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cu Chi Tunnels and Ben Thanh Market. On the 5th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to An Thoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island

— 3 nights
Family-friendly places like New Life Spa - Suc Song Moi Yoga & Spa and Gam Ghi Island will thrill your kids.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read An Thoi holiday planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to An Thoi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in An Thoi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Halong Bay

— 3 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 9th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from An Thoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.