23 days in Vietnam & Bangkok Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam & Bangkok Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Bus to Công viên Cầu Giấy, Bus to Ha Giang
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Ha Giang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Bus
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Bus to Hanoi Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Da Lat
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Can Tho, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive to Rach Gia, Ferry to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): snap pictures at Long Bien Bridge and then stop by Old Quarter. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a dose of the wild on Asia Travel Legend, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

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Brussels, Belgium to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ninh Binh.
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam — 3 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 10th (Thu): Head underground at Trang An Grottoes, don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda, then stroll through Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binh, and finally stroll through Thung Nham Bird Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ninh Binh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ha Giang.
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Ha Giang, Vietnam — 3 nights

Step out of the city life by going to Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark and Lung Khuy Cave. Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Tham My Thu Thuy.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ha Giang day trip tool.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Ha Giang by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Sapa.
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Sapa, Vietnam — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): hike along Si Trekking Sa Pa, look for gifts at Indigo Cat, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Y Linh Ho, and finally appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Sapa trip planner.

You can take a bus from Ha Giang to Sapa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay, Vietnam — 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.
Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Cat Co 1 Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Dau Go Cave and Hạ Long Bay. Take a break from Halong Bay with a short trip to Cat Ba Island in Cat Ba, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, and get a new perspective on nature at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Sapa to Halong Bay in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, taxi, flight, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.
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Da Lat, Vietnam — 1 night

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 20th (Sun), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Clover - Spa Da Lat.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Da Lat trip builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Lat in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then get a dose of the wild on Viet King Fisher Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City route builder website.

You can fly from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Can Tho.
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Can Tho, Vietnam — 2 nights

Capital of the West

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
On the 23rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Ong Temple, pedal to the sights with Realism Tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pitu Khosa Rangsay, then admire the striking features of Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Can Tho Bridge, then stroll through Can Tho Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally hunt for treasures at Cai Rang Floating Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Can Tho day trip planning tool.

Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Can Tho can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Vietnam — 3 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Long Beach, look for gifts at From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop, then relax and rejuvenate at Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage, and finally see what you can catch with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Da Ban Stream, contemplate the waterfront views at Tranh Stream, then kick back and relax at Bai Tắm Sao, and finally get engrossed in the history at Coi Nguon Museum.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Duong Dong route builder.

You can fly from Can Tho to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 1 night

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and then stop by Bob's Boutique by Kris. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), see the interesting displays at Suan Pakkad Palace Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Hua Lumphong.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok road trip planner.

Getting from Duong Dong to Bangkok by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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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