22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Nha Trang
— 2 nights
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
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Con Son
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Nha Trang

— 2 nights
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 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Nha Trang is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Hoi An

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at The Marble Mountains and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hoi An Ancient Town and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Nony Leather, and don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hoi An, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Hue

— 3 nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Imperial City and The Flag Tower are in your itinerary. Thien Mu Pagoda and Luc Bo Culture Space are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 17th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, look for gifts at Pure Silk, and explore the world behind art at Lebadang Memory Space.

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

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. May in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, and then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip app.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Hanoi

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Literature & National University and Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi holiday builder.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Classes · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Halong Bay

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 2 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, and then cast your line with Jerry's Jungle Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, and then browse the exhibits of The Vietnamese Artists.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Con Son.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Con Son

— 2 nights

Devil's Island

Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu, then steep yourself in history at Con Dao Prison, and then stroll the grounds of Hang Duong Cemetary. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hang Da Duc Me, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Van Son Pagoda, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Con Son holiday maker.

Fly from Duong Dong to Con Son in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Con Son

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and finally visit Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5. On the next day, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ho Chi Minh City trip simple and quick.

Getting from Con Son to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

Vietnam travel guide

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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.