23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  18 h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Da Nang
— Few hours
Shuttle:  1 h
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
6
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Bus:  10 h 30 min
7
Sapa
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  10 h
8
An Thoi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Ganh Dau
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
10
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Tallinn

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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 25th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip tool .

Tallinn, Estonia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to Ho Chi Minh City is 5 hours. Traveling from Tallinn in January, things will get much hotter in Ho Chi Minh City: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

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hours
Da Nang

Da Nang
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Da Nang travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, things will get little chillier in Da Nang: highs are around 29°C and lows about 22°C. You will leave for Hoi An on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Shopping Outdoors
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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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuc Thanh Pagoda, enjoy some diversion at Henna Art Hoi An, and explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi.

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Traveling by shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. January in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

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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 30th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planner .

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Hue sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for gifts at TiredCity Hang Bong, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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Halong Bay

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 3rd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Quang Truong Square, then admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, and then stroll through Fansipan Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Deo Tram Ton, tour the pleasant surroundings at Love Waterfall, then make a trip to Cat Cat village, and finally make a trip to The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church).

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sapa trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Halong Bay to Sapa by combination of ferry and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to An Thoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village

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An Thoi

An Thoi ©
An Thoi is known for beaches, theme parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, get outside with Archipelago Anthoy, head off the coast to Hon Thom Island, and relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our An Thoi trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sapa to An Thoi in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ganh Dau.

Things to do in An Thoi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Ham Ninh, Spas, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

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Ganh Dau

Ganh Dau ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): make a splash at Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, and then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ganh Dau journey planning app .

Drive from An Thoi to Ganh Dau in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Ganh Dau

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Phu Quoc Island
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Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc ©
Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Mui Ganh Dau Beach ©
Mui Ganh Dau Beach

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night
Ho Chi Minh City

On the 11th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip builder app .

Getting from Ganh Dau to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Spas Museums
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Walking tours
Spas
Bitexco Financial Tower ©
Bitexco Financial Tower

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