23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Calgary
Fly + Bus:  19 h 30 min
1
Hoi An
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  3 h
2
Nha Trang
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
8
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Calgary

3
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and have fun at Henna Art Hoi An.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An road trip planning site.

Calgary, Canada to Hoi An is an approximately 22- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in April, things will get warmer in Hoi An: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
night
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 24th (Fri), take in the views from Tran Phu Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Tran Phu Bridge ©
Tran Phu Bridge

3
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Tours
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hue day trip planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Hue in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In April, daytime highs in Hue are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park vacation maker app.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hanoi online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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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.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, then take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Monkey Island, then step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

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