25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Palanga
Fly:  25​h
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Da Nang
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Con Dao Islands
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Palanga

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi road trip site .

Palanga, Lithuania to Hanoi is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Palanga to Hanoi, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

2
days
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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves and then admire the sheer force of Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. On the 6th (Tue), you're off toHue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

3
days
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.
Visiting Thuan An Beach and Perfume River will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tomb of Minh Mang and Bach Ma National Park. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc and look for all kinds of wild species at Dam Chuon Huong Quan.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hue trip builder 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. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Da Nang.

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Dam Chuon Huong Quan ©
Dam Chuon Huong Quan
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

3
days
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hoi An Ancient Town and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Non Nuoc Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Da Nang's surroundings by going to Hoi An (Quang Trieu (Cantonese) Assembly Hall, Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at My Khe Beach and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Da Nang itinerary planning website .

Drive from Hue to Da Nang in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Nang

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Hoi An
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Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hon Chong and Long Son Pagoda. You'll get in some beach time at Long Beach and Nha Trang Beach. On the 13th (Tue), spend a cool day on the water with Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers and take in the dramatic scenery at Ba Ho Waterfall.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nha Trang trip maker app .

Getting from Da Nang to Nha Trang by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Da Nang, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nha Trang, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Con Dao Islands.

Things to do in Nha Trang

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Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam ©
Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam
Hon Chong ©
Hon Chong
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

1
day
Con Dao Islands

Con Dao Islands ©
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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nha Trang to Con Dao Islands in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Con Dao Islands

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Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Con Dao Prison ©
Con Dao Prison

3
days
Phu Quoc Island

The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Long Beach and Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Phu Quoc National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Phu Quoc Prison and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Phu Quoc Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Con Dao Islands to Phu Quoc Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Phu Quoc Prison ©
Phu Quoc Prison

4
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Indochina Cycling Tour and Dien Bien Phu. Get some cultural insight at War Remnants Museum and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, meet the residents at Zoo and Botanical Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Paintball Saigon, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip tool .

Fly from Phu Quoc Island to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. March in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Fun & Games

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Dien Bien Phu
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Bach Dang ©
Bach Dang
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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