23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hoi An
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
5
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
6
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Hyderabad

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Get a sense of the local culture at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), stop by 54 Traditions Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Hang Bong, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hanoi road trip planner .

Hyderabad, India to Hanoi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, wildlife, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of The Duck Stop, make a trip to Phong Nha Caves, Head underground at Tien Son Cave, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary website .

Getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Tien Son Cave
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

2
nights
Hue

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.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hue trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

3
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.
Mỹ Sơn and Ha Ha - Art In Everything are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Make the 29th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hoi An tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mỹ Sơn, The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Ha Ha - Art In Everything ©
Ha Ha - Art In Everything

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bac Thanh Church, explore the galleries of Long Thanh Photo Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, then examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang trip maker website .

Getting from Hoi An to Nha Trang by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Linh Phuoc Pagoda and Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bao Dai's Palace and Nha Tho Bao Loc. Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stop by DL Nature's, get outside with Pine Track Adventures, and don't miss a visit to Crazy House.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Da Lat online driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát ©

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
On the 4th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Sung Hung Pagoda, then explore and take pictures at Phu Quoc Countryside, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, don't miss a visit to Ho Quoc pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, then explore and take pictures at Phu Quoc Mushroom, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Da Lat to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau

4
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.
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Emperor Jade Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at War Remnants Museum and Nha tho Da Minh. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and take in the exciting artwork at Huong Nga Fine Arts.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning app .

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Tours Spas
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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