22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  18 h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Cat Ba
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
6
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Quarter and One Pillar Pagoda. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Vietnamese Women's Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, and explore the galleries of K S and Friends Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Vancouver to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Cat Ba

The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the next day, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cat Ba online day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Halong Bay
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

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.
Head to Yaly Couture and Precious Heritage by Rehahnfor some retail therapy. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Non Nuoc Beach and My Khe Beach. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Duy Xuyen District to see Mỹ Sơn about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Cat Ba to Hoi An in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Fishing Charters & Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, thentake in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang trip builder website.

Getting from Hoi An to Nha Trang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang

2
nights
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 19th (Thu), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, thenhunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of The Independence Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, thenstop by Cao Minh Saigon, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planner.

Fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Food Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau. Head to Duong Dong Market and Sava Coffee Shopfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Duong Dong to An Thoi to see Sao Beach about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Vung Bau Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and soothe aching muscles at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong journey planning app.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

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
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 24th (Tue): experience rural life at The Duck Stop, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online day trip planner.

Fly from Duong Dong to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

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.
On the 26th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, thensteep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, thencontemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally look for gifts at Tinh Hoa Art Shop. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hue tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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