21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Con Dao Islands
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Vancouver

4
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.
Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Ly Ly Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mỹ Sơn and Cotic. Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to My Khe Beach in Da Nang, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Hoi An is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Vancouver to Hoi An. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in February; daily highs in Hoi An reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Vietnam Silver House, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Drink Vietnam, explore the world behind art at Artinus 3D Art Museum, then browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planning app .

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoi An in February, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Con Dao Islands.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Spas
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
Con Dao Islands

Con Dao Islands ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Van Son Pagoda, then explore the activities along An Hai Lake, and then kick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Ong Dung Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Con Dao Islands online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao Islands takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Con Dao Islands

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Ong Dung Beach ©
Ong Dung Beach
Van Son Pagoda ©
Van Son Pagoda

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at All Good Things Phu Quoc and Duong Dong Market. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ong Lang Beach and Archipelago Anthoy. Take a break from Duong Dong with a short trip to Starfish Beach in An Thoi, about 34 minutes away.

Plan my day in Duong Dong using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Con Dao Islands to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Ham Ninh Pier, Starfish Beach
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Starfish Beach ©
Starfish Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tomb of Minh Mang and Tomb of Tu Duc. Step off the beaten path and head to Royal Tombs and Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store. Spend the 17th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and look for gifts at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hue trip app .

Getting from Duong Dong to Hue by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
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 18th (Tue): Head underground at Paradise Cave, then Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and then explore and take pictures at The Duck Stop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Phong Nha Botanic Garden, Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Son Cave.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planning website .

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Tien Son Cave
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

2
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.
Visit Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum for their historical value. Get outdoors at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery, examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi online trip planner .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

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