22 days in Vietnam & Dubai Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam & Dubai Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam & Dubai Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
Fly:  10​h
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
bus:  4​h
4
Hanoi, Vietnam
— Few hours
5
Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Da Nang, Vietnam
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
8
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h
9
Da Nang, Vietnam
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 30​min
10
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— Few hours
bus:  3​h 15​min
11
Cai Be, Vietnam
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
12
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
13
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen, Denmark

1
night
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dubai trip itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Dubai is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Gulf Standard Time (GST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Copenhagen in July, expect Dubai to be much hotter, temps between 49°C and 39°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vietnam by Vespa and MotoTours Asia. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lotte Observation Deck and D&C Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, kick back and relax at Quan Lan Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Hang Bong, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner .

Getting from Dubai to Hanoi by flight takes about 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Hanoi. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Vietnam by Vespa ©
Vietnam by Vespa
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach

1
night
Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda and then kick back and relax at Quan Lan Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay tour website .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Quan Lan Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda

few
hours
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi
To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi travel route planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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2
nights
Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muong Hoa Valley and Hang Da Village. Popular historic sites such as Den Mau and The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church) are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Sapa Culture Museum, make a trip to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass, and take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sapa itinerary maker website .

Drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Den Mau
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Walking tours

1
day
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
On the 23rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, look for gifts at Tired City Hang Bong, and then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

You can drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison
Tired City Hang Bong ©
Tired City Hang Bong

few
hours
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Da Nang trip tool .

You can fly from Hanoi to Da Nang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Museums Shopping
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6
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Appreciate the collections at Thanh Ha Terracotta Park and Cotic. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach. Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Quang Trieu (Cantonese) Assembly Hall, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, view the masterpieces at Ha Ha - Art In Everything, and don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An holiday maker website .

Getting from Da Nang to Hoi An by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Hoi An are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:
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Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quang Trieu (Cantonese) Assembly Hall ©

few
hours
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at OASIS ART GALLERY and then enjoy the sand and surf at My Khe Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Nang tour builder .

Getting from Hoi An to Da Nang by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

few
hours
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planning website .

You can fly from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 29th (Mon), you're off toCai Be.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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2
nights
Cai Be, Vietnam

Cai Be ©
Cái Bè is a river-land mixed town in Vietnam. To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cai Be trip tool .

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Cai Be

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Sa Dec
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Mekong Rustic ©
Mekong Rustic
Cai Be Floating Market ©
Cai Be Floating Market
Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House ©
Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ba Thien Hau Temple and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Nha tho Da Minh. Step out of Ho Chi Minh City to go to Trang Bom and see Giang Dien Waterfall Tourist Site, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. See some other sides of Ho Chi Minh City: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online itinerary builder .

Drive from Cai Be to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trip

Giang Dien Waterfall Tourist Site
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Speed Boats Tours

1
day
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai
To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Dubai online visit planner .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Dubai in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in August, things will get a bit warmer in Dubai: highs are around 49°C and lows about 38°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Dubai

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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