20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  21​h
1
Hoi An
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
2
Nha Trang
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
7
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mỹ Sơn and Quan Kong Temple. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of The Tran Family Home and Chapel, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, and look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Hoi An is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Toronto to Hoi An due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in June: highs in Hoi An hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Spas

1
night
Nha Trang

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 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, snap pictures at Tran Phu Bridge, stroll through Nha Trang Beach, then examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nha Trang trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Hoi An to Nha Trang by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda
Alexandre Yersin Museum ©
Alexandre Yersin Museum

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 26th (Wed): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas Historic Sites Museums
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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nights
Hue

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 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower, and then view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hue tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Hue, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, then admire the sheer force of Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then admire all the interesting features of The Duck Stop. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip site .

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

3
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.
Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Literature & National University and Vietnam Military History Museum. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh, see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

3
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 5th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Cua Van Floating Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then get engrossed in the history at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and then Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cua Van Floating Village ©
Cua Van Floating Village
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

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