22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Da Lat
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Halong Bay
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Cluj-Napoca

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.
You've added Quan Thanh Temple, Chua Tran Quoc, Perfume Pagoda, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi route planning tool .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Hanoi is 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
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.
You've added Le Ba Dang Art Museum, Museum of Royal Antiquities, Thai Hoa Palace, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, make a trip to Tomb of Khai Dinh, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hue online vacation planner .

Getting from Hanoi to Hue by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Tomb of Khai Dinh
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Khai Dinh ©
Tomb of Khai Dinh

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ba Le Well, Kim Bong Carpentry Village, Chaozhou Hall (Trieu Chau), and other attractions. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An journey maker .

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

The Marble Mountains, Mỹ Sơn
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

2
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.
You've added Xuan Huong Lake, Thien Vien Truc Lam, Bao Dai's Palace, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then take in the dramatic scenery at Datanla Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Prenn Falls, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Domaine de Marie Church. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, then admire the landmark architecture of Bao Dai's Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Da Lat online route planner .

Getting from Hoi An to Da Lat by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Xuan Huong Lake ©
Xuan Huong Lake

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Fine Arts Museum and Museum of Vietnamese History. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dau Go Cave, Hạ Long Bay, Castaway Island, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

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