21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Da Lat
— 2 nights
2
Nha Trang
— 1 night
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
4
Hue
— 2 nights
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
6
Hanoi
— 3 nights
7
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights

2
nights
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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, thenscramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Da Lat vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Da Lat is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Da Lat, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Xuan Huong Lake ©
Xuan Huong Lake

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang day trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
XQ Hand Embroidery ©
XQ Hand Embroidery

3
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, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An day trip app.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Spas

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, thencontemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Hope Center Hue, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hue are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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: stroll through Phong Nha Caves, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

Plan a Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), wander the streets of Old Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi day trip site.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
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 8th (Wed): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay holiday planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Adventure
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

4
nights
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: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City route planner.

You can fly from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and bus. April in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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