24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + bus:  21​h 15​min
1
Sapa
— 2 nights
2
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​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
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Cairo

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tam Duong Market and Walking tours. Get in touch with nature at Muong Hoa Valley and Y Linh Ho. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, look for gifts at Hieu Stone, pause for some serene contemplation at The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church), and get out on two wheels at Hang Da Village.

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Cairo, Egypt to Sapa is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time 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
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Phong Nha Caves and Paradise Cave. Step out of the city life by going to Son Doong Cave and U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and explore and take pictures at The Duck Stop.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) 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
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): browse the fresh offerings at Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store, contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then stop by Grace Garments.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hue online travel planner .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Hue, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

4
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.
Mỹ Sơn and Precious Heritage by Rehahn are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Make the 16th (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Trickland 3D Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Datanla High Rope Course. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, look for gifts at XQ Vietnam, and admire the sheer force of Bao Dai Waterfall (Thac Bao Dai).

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Da Lat vacation planner .

Fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, stop by All Good Things Phu Quoc, and then play a few rounds at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Cao Dai Temple, then kick back and relax at Thom Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Duong Dong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Phu Quoc Island
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Cao Dai Temple ©
Cao Dai Temple

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at War Remnants Museum and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Ho Chi Minh City fast, fun, and easy.

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. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Spas Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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