22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  18​h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Cat Ba
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Hoi An
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
4
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + 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 + taxi:  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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vietnamese Women's Museum and K S and Friends Art Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi day trip tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Vancouver to Hanoi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Tired City Hang Bong ©
Tired City Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cat Ba road trip app .

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Hoi An

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.
Escape the urban bustle at My Khe Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. For shopping fun, head to Precious Heritage by Rehahn or Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch. Step out of Hoi An to go to Duy Xuyen District and see Mỹ Sơn, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hoi An trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Cat Ba to Hoi An in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, then view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nha Trang trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Hoi An to Nha Trang by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

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 19th (Thu), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then look for gifts at Cao Minh Saigon, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Duong Dong Market and Sava Coffee Shop. Escape the urban bustle at Sao Beach and Vung Bau Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 Beaches Outdoors

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): relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then Head underground at Paradise Cave.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park itinerary website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Duong Dong to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough 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
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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 26th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

Plan my day in Hue using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can 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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