20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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 23rd (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Ho Chi Minh City. October in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

Da Lat

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

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.
On the 26th (Tue), head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for gifts at XQ Vietnam.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Da Lat trip maker tool.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Hoi An

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to The Marble Mountains, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Hoi An sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:

Hue

— 2 nights
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 31st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then admire the striking features of Halls of the Mandarins, and then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hue holiday maker app.

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. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park journey builder.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

Hanoi

— 4 nights
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.
On the 4th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi planner.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:

Halong Bay

— 2 nights
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 7th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then relax and rejuvenate at Royal Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with Truly Vietnam Travel, get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, and don't miss a visit to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.