23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  12​h 30​min
1
Hoi An
— 6 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  3​h
2
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

6
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.
Kids will enjoy Cua Dai Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Escape the urban bustle at An Bang Beach and The Marble Mountains. When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see My Khe Beach in Da Nang, approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, hunt for treasures at Central Market, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hoi An trip itinerary site .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Hoi An is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Kuwait City to Hoi An, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Kuwait City in July: highs in Hoi An hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Da Nang
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An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

4
nights
Nha Trang

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.
Get outdoors at Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam and Long Beach. Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nha Trang Beach, make a splash at Vinpearl Land Amusement Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hon Chong.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Nha Trang can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam ©
Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ben Thanh Market and Villa Royale Antiques and Tea Room. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, stop by Ninh Khuong Hand Embroidery, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and shop like a local with Le Saigonais.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Nha Trang in July, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for gifts at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop, then kick back and relax at Thuan An Beach, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Dong Ba Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Hue Imperial City (The Citadel).

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hue trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Thuan An Beach ©
Thuan An Beach

4
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.
Head to 54 Traditions Gallery and Indigo Storefor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and West Lake. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and stop by The Bookworm Hanoi.

Before you visit Hanoi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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