20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Drive + Fly + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Hoi An
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  3 h
6
Nha Trang
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Zurich

3
nights
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: wander the streets of Old Quarter, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Hanoi online route maker .

Zurich, Switzerland to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Museums Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

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), explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, and Head underground at Son Doong Cave.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hue.

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
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 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): 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.

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You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. February in Hue sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

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
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 Hoi An with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the exhibits of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nha Trang itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple.

Discover how to plan a Duong Dong trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Nha Trang to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Phu Quoc Mushroom
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Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at Metiseko, take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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