27 days in Vietnam Itinerary

27 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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27 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  26​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Duong Dong
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Hanoi
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
8
Hai Phong
— 1 night
9
Halong Bay
— 1 night
train:  5​h
10
Hanoi
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Krakow


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4
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 museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planning tool .

Krakow, Poland to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Krakow to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Krakow in February: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 39°C and lows are around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Duong Dong.

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
Food Tours

4
nights
Duong Dong

Duong Dong ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Duong Dong: Sao Beach (in An Thoi) and Ganh Dau (Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc & Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda).

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong road trip planning app .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Ganh Dau, Sao Beach, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Phu Quoc Waterfall
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Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

3
nights
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, classes, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, push the limits with an extreme tour, and stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

Make your Hoi An itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In February in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the views from Tran Thi Ly Bridge and then stop by Tabalo Outdoor. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Art in Paradise (3D TRICK ART), take in the views from Dragon Bridge, make a trip to Lady Buddha, then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Nang trip planner .

Take a shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Museums Spas Parks
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Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Spas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower, then steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space, and then delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hue online tour itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Hue are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Spas
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Food Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

4
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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Hanoi road trip app .

Fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Tired City Hang Bong ©
Tired City Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bai Dinh Pagoda, and then make a trip to Tuyet Tinh Coc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Trang An Grottoes, make a trip to Tam Coc, and then make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ninh Binh route website .

Take a bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hai Phong.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc

1
night
Hai Phong

Hai Phong ©
Haiphong is a major industrial city and the second largest city in the northern part of Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Du Hang Pagoda.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hai Phong visit planner .

Traveling by car from Ninh Binh to Hai Phong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Halong Bay.
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Du Hang Pagoda ©
Du Hang Pagoda

1
night
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 25th (Tue), explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay travel route website .

Traveling by bus from Hai Phong to Halong Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

1
night
Hanoi

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda, then explore the activities along West Lake, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Parks Nature
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Walking tours
West Lake ©
West Lake
One Pillar Pagoda ©
One Pillar Pagoda

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