21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Cebu City, Cebu Island
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— Few hours
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
2
Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Con Son
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Da Nang
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Cebu City, Cebu Island

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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.
On the 1st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City holiday site.

Cebu City, Philippines to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Cebu City to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cebu City in March: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Get in touch with nature at Sao Beach and Archipelago Anthoy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ong Lang Beach and Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA), take in the waterfront at Ham Ninh Pier, look for gifts at All Good Things Phu Quoc, and kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Phu Quoc Island planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

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night
Con Son

Con Son ©
Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bãi Đầm Trầu.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Con Son holiday site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phu Quoc Island to Con Son takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Con Son

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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.
Visit Thien Vien Truc Lam and Linh Phuoc Pagoda for their historical value. Get outdoors at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Datanla High Rope Course. The adventure continues: get outside with Pine Track Adventures, contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Da Lat itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Con Son to Da Lat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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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.
Visiting My Khe Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien). The adventure continues: stroll through Non Nuoc Beach and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Da Nang trip tool.

Fly from Da Lat to Da Nang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. March in Da Nang sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hoi An
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Fishing Charters & Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Tombs and Tomb of Minh Mang. Get some historical perspective at Imperial City and The Mieu Temple. Spend the 14th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Phu Cam Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hue route maker website.

Traveling by bus from Da Nang to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Phong Nha Caves and Hang Toi (Dark Cave). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Paradise Cave, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel website.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

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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.
On the 19th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and then visit Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then look for gifts at 54 Traditions Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hanoi online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

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