23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
3
Nha Trang
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  3 h
4
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Drive + Ferry:  6 h 30 min
7
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
8
Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

2
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: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, stop by All Good Things Phu Quoc, and contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Duong Dong driving holiday planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Duong Dong is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Duong Dong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Spas
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Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

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 adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In maart, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then take in the views from Tran Phu Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nha Trang sightseeing planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

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

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, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In maart, daytime highs in Hoi An are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

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

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 17th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In maart, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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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: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves.

Before you visit Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

2
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 22nd (Sun), explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the views from Pont Bai Chay. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Hospital Cave, head off the coast to Cat Ba Island, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hanoi: Nam Dinh (Hai Hau Church & Phu An Church). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip maker.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nam Dinh
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Walking tours

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