23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
2
Da Lat
— 2 nights
3
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
4
Hoi An
— 3 nights
5
Hue
— 2 nights
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
7
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
8
Hanoi
— 5 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): tee off at Tan Son Nhat Golf Course, get a sense of history and politics at People's Committee Building, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at FITO Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally visit Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip maker site.

Barcelona, Spain to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Barcelona to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Boat Tours & Water Sports

2
nights
Da Lat

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then stop by DL Nature's, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Adrenaline & Extreme 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 31st (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, then take in the views from Xom Bong Bridge, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nha Trang trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Marble Mountains. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and My Khe Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Yaly Couture.

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Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Hoi An sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Da Nang
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Royal Tombs and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hon Chen Temple, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planner.

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. In August in Hue, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Phong Nha Caves and Son Doong Cave. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

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Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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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 10th (Mon), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trang An Grottoes. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chua Tran Quoc and St. Joseph's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Memorial House - Ho Chi Minh, don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Hanoi travel route planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Trang An Grottoes
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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