22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Da Lat
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h
4
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Jakarta

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip builder site .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas Shopping Museums
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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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam, then admire the landmark architecture of Dalat Railway Station, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Dalat Market, then admire the masterpieces at Trickland 3D Museum, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Da Lat vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Po Nagar Cham Towers and Mai Loc Photo Gallery. Get outdoors at Ba Ho Waterfall and Nha Trang Beach. Spend the 12th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Long Thanh Photo Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, and see the interesting displays at Alexandre Yersin Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang vacation planning tool .

Getting from Da Lat to Nha Trang by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach

5
nights
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.
Head to Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branchfor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Non Nuoc Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to My Khe Beach (in Da Nang) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). Make the 19th (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get to know the fascinating history of March Gallery, and hunt for treasures at Central Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An attractions planning tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Tombs and Imperial City. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tomb of Minh Mang and Thien Mu Pagoda. Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, look for gifts at Tinh Hoa Art Shop, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hue tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hue are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Phong Nha Caves and Hang Toi (Dark Cave). Step out of the city life by going to Paradise Cave and U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, explore and take pictures at The Duck Stop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time 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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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vietnamese Women's Museum and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). Visit Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison for their historical value. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda, and don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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