22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam tour planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
2
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Hue
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h
4
Sapa
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Ha Giang
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
7
Halong Bay
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Nairobi

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.
Get some historical perspective at Ba Thien Hau Temple and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore War Remnants Museum and Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy. The adventure continues: examine the collection at FITO Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower, explore the ancient world of Wat Chantarangsay, and make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip builder site .

Nairobi, Kenya to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Ho Chi Minh City is 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in March; daily highs in Ho Chi Minh City reach 40°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
FITO Museum ©
FITO Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple

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.
On the 8th (Sun), head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Lam Dong Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Da Lat trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
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.
Visit Canh Duong Beach and Thuan An Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Royal Tombs and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hue: City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery (in Vinh An) and Cua Viet Beach (in Dong Ha). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market, admire the masterpieces at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lang Co Beach.

Plan trip to Hue with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Da Lat to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery, Cua Viet Beach, Canh Duong Beach
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

1
night
Sapa

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, and then make a trip to Deo Tram Ton. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, then admire the verdant scenery at Hang Da Village, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Y Linh Ho.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sapa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Hue to Sapa takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ha Giang.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

1
night
Ha Giang

Ha Giang ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tea House of Baiyue Tribe.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ha Giang tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sapa to Ha Giang takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ha Giang

Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Tea House of Baiyue Tribe ©
Tea House of Baiyue Tribe

3
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Vietnamese Women's Museum and TiredCity Hang Bong will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, make a trip to Ho Van - Van Mieu, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Ha Giang to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Bai Tu Long Bay. You'll get in some beach time at Quan Lan Beach and Minh Chau beach. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Halong Bay trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Quan Lan
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach

Similar Plans

25 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA December, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 25 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, extra slow, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Extra slow 23 days in Malaysia, Bali & Da Lat BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 51 days in Indonesia & Vietnam BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Cambodia, Beijing & Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM DENMARK June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Asia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans