20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
2
Sapa
— 1 night
3
Hanoi
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Halong Bay
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Hanoi
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Ninh Binh
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
7
Dong Hoi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
8
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Hoi An
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
11
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h
12
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
13
Can Tho
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: London

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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 26th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Quarter, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary tool .

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, then make a trip to Cat Cat village, and finally make a trip to Quang Truong Square.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapa online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

1
night
Hanoi

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, and then Head underground at Tien Ong Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

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hours
Hanoi

Hanoi
To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi day trip website .

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. On the 30th (Wed), you're off toNinh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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1
night
Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Trang An Grottoes, then Head underground at Mua Caves, and then don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ninh Binh online trip itinerary maker .

Take a bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dong Hoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Bich Dong Pagoda ©
Bich Dong Pagoda

1
day
Dong Hoi

Dong Hoi
The pleasant seaside and port town of Dong Hoi sits close to a World Heritage Site national park.
To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dong Hoi trip builder site .

You can drive from Ninh Binh to Dong Hoi in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a train. On the 1st (Fri), you're off toPhong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Dong Hoi

Tours Outdoors Parks
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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.
On the 1st (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves and then take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

Before you visit Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

1
night
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 3rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hue online day trip planner .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

2
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.
On the 4th (Mon), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hoi An fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Food Tours
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

3
nights
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.
Spend the 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, snap pictures at Tran Phu Bridge, see the interesting displays at Alexandre Yersin Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nha Trang holiday maker website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang

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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 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City holiday maker site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. November in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Can Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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Can Tho

Can Tho ©
The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the striking features of Munirangsyaram Pagoda and then make a trip to Ong Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Can Tho day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In November in Can Tho, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Can Tho

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:
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Museum of Tarot ©
Museum of Tarot
Ong Temple ©
Ong Temple
Binh Thuy ancient house ©
Binh Thuy ancient house

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