22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Halong Bay
— 1 day
ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Cat Ba
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hanoi
— 2 nights
4
Sapa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Hoi An
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Cam Ranh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Da Lat
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
10
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
11
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
Halong Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and finally Head underground at Tien Ong Cave.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Halong Bay is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Halong Bay, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba National Park, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cat Ba tour builder website .

You can ride a ferry from Halong Bay to Cat Ba in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, and finally explore the galleries of 54 Traditions Gallery. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh, then see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planner .

You can take a bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

2
nights
Sapa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then indulge your taste buds at Tam Duong Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, then admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, then make a trip to Fansipan Mountain, and finally look for gifts at Hieu Stone.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sapa, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Tam Duong Market
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Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Walking tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of The Duck Stop, Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and then surround yourself with nature on Phong Nha Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves, then Head underground at Son Doong Cave, and then Head underground at Paradise Cave.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Sapa to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for gifts at Grace Garments, contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and The Marble Mountains. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Duy Xuyen District to see Mỹ Sơn about 1h 15 min away. Make the 3rd (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Hoi An sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cam Ranh.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Marble Mountains, Mỹ Sơn
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn

2
nights
Cam Ranh

Cam Ranh is a city in southern Khánh Hòa Province, in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam.GeographyIt is the second-largest city in the province, after Nha Trang. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery, take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio, then take in the exciting artwork at Artful Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Colorwaves Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mai Loc Photo Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Cam Ranh trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hoi An to Cam Ranh. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Da Lat.

Things to do in Cam Ranh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Nha Trang
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Colorwaves Gallery ©
Colorwaves Gallery

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.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, look for all kinds of wild species at Bao Dai Waterfall (Thac Bao Dai), then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): stop by XQ Vietnam, then explore the world behind art at Trickland 3D Museum, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Da Lat day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cam Ranh to Da Lat takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

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

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 (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

On the 9th (Mon), look for gifts at All Good Things Phu Quoc, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA).

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Duong Dong trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. You will leave for home on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

All Good Things Phu Quoc, Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA)
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau
Cao Dai Temple ©
Cao Dai Temple

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