21 days in Moscow & Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Moscow & Vietnam Itinerary

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21 days in Moscow & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  7​h 30​min
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Moscow, Russia
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h 15​min
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  16​h 15​min
6
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
7
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
8
Sapa, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Ha Giang, Vietnam
— 4 nights
10
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Moscow trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Moscow is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect Moscow to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites
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Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi trip app .

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Hanoi takes 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Hanoi is 4 hours. On the 4th (Fri), you're off toDa Nang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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Da Nang, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Da Nang trip planning app .

You can fly from Hanoi to Da Nang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Spas Nature Parks
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Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Dragon Bridge ©
Dragon Bridge

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Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, classes, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, and explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An driving holiday planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Hoi An are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

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night
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

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 6th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), then Head underground at Paradise Cave, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.
On the 8th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and finally take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip planner .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay by combination of bus and ferry takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Cua Van Floating Village ©
Cua Van Floating Village

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Hanoi, Vietnam

On the 9th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

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Sapa, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Quang Truong Square, admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Love Waterfall, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church).

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapa online route planner .

Getting from Hanoi to Sapa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ha Giang.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Walking tours
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley

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nights
Ha Giang, Vietnam

Ha Giang ©
Take a break from Ha Giang with a short trip to Lung Khuy Cave in Quan Ba, about 1h 45 min away.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ha Giang trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Sapa to Ha Giang by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You will leave for Hanoi on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Ha Giang

Museums Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Lung Khuy Cave
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Tea House of Baiyue Tribe ©
Tea House of Baiyue Tribe
Lung Khuy Cave ©
Lung Khuy Cave

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh, 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. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi route builder site .

You can drive from Ha Giang to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Food Tours

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