21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Wroclaw
Fly:  20​h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Cat Ba
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  24​h
End: Wroclaw

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Quan Lan Beach. Get some cultural insight at Old Quarter and Tired City Bao Khanh. Spend the 15th (Sun) on the water with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker site .

Wroclaw, Poland to Hanoi is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Wroclaw to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Cat Ba

The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Cat Co 1 Beach and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Cat Ba road trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Cua Van Floating Village
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Ha Ha - Art In Everything. Get some historical perspective at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and March Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Spas (in Da Nang). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Chula Fashion Hoi An, enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Cat Ba to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) ©
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
On the 21st (Sat), stroll through Long Beach, then take in the waterfront at Ham Ninh Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Starfish Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, cast your line with a fishing tour, then stop by The Green Boutique, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Duong Dong visit site .

You can fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Ham Ninh Pier, Starfish Beach
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Starfish Beach ©
Starfish Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bao Dai Waterfall (Thac Bao Dai), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Son Pagoda, and finally head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Domaine de Marie Church, then get great views at Lam Vien Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Da Lat takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Waterfall Bao Dai ©
Waterfall Bao Dai

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thai Hoa Palace. Take a break from the city and head to Bach Ma National Park and Thuan An Beach. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City and buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hue trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. September in Hue sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thai Hoa Palace ©
Thai Hoa Palace

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 Paradise Cave. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Duck Stop and Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach). Step out of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to go to Dong Hoi and see Tam Toa Church, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Phong Nha Botanic Garden and explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Son Cave.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip maker tool .

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dong Hoi
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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