21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Bus:  16 h 45 min
1
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Da Lat
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
6
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  5 h
7
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
8
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: London

2
nights
Hoi An

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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip planner.

London, UK to Hoi An is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hoi An. In November, Hoi An is much hotter than London - with highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
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, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip website.

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, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Hue trip planner.

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 November in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

1
night
Da Lat

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc.

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Traveling by flight from Hue to Da Lat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Nha Tho Bao Loc ©
Nha Tho Bao Loc
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

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Getting from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Food Tours

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Sung Hung Pagoda, and look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong journey website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom

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.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda

4
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, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University

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