23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly
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Da Nang
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sapa
— 2 nights
Bus
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Ha Giang
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
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Bus to Tuan Chau Island, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Ho Chi Minh City — 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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 14th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, stroll around Le Van Tam Park, and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at KaT Jewelry, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, admire the striking features of The Independence Palace, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in October, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Da Lat.
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Da Lat — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

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 16th (Sun), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then stop by DL Nature's, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Datanla Falls, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Da Nang.
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Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Da Nang — 3 nights

City of Bridges

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.
Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Ba Na Hills SunWorld. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, look for gifts at KaHoLi store, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, and make a trip to Lady Buddha.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Da Nang trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Da Nang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.
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Theme Parks · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

Hoi An — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, then browse the handmade items at Henna Art Hoi An, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: push the limits with an extreme tour, look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, and then get in on the family fun at Hoi An Memories Land.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An travel planning tool.

You can drive from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hoi An are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.
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Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Hanoi — 3 nights

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.
On the 24th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, stop by Maroon, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online travel route planner.

Fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sapa.
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Sapa — 2 nights

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 (Wed): look for gifts at Hieu Stone, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fansipan Mountain, and then don't miss a visit to Cat Cat village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapa vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Ha Giang.
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Parks · Nature · Spas · Shopping
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Ha Giang — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Thon Tha Village and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ha Giang day trip planner.

Getting from Sapa to Ha Giang by bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll set off for Ninh Binh on the 30th (Sun).
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Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:

Ninh Binh — 2 nights

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): pedal to the sights with Bike Tours, don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda, and then make a trip to Tam Coc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Ninh Binh trip site.

Traveling by car from Ha Giang to Ninh Binh takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.
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Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
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Halong Bay — 2 nights

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 2nd (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Other, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba Island. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ha Long Market, and then snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip builder site.

You can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Side Trips
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Vietnam travel guide

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While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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