20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  9​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  7​h 30​min
3
Halong Bay
— 1 day
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
4
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Da Lat
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), take in the history at Ben Dinh Tunnels, and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Ho Chi Minh City reach 41°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Phu Quoc Countryside, stop by All Good Things Phu Quoc, get outside with Archipelago Anthoy, and steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Ham Ninh Pier, Phu Quoc Mushroom
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom

1
day
Halong Bay

Halong Bay ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Duong Dong to Halong Bay with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, nightlife, spas, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
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: explore and take pictures at The Duck Stop, explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park fast, fun, and easy.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tien Son Cave
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

2
nights
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 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally don't miss a visit to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon). Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple, then steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hue route planning tool .

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Hue, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
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.
When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Food Tours in Da Nang, approximately 42 minutes away. Make the 24th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and take in the exciting artwork at Ha Ha - Art In Everything.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An itinerary maker .

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then get great views at Lam Vien Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Da Lat tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures

Similar Plans

22 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Vietnam & Malaysia BY A USER FROM TURKEY April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Cambodia & Vietnam BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 25 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans