22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  13​h
1
Nha Trang
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hoi An
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
7
Cat Ba
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
8
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Muscat

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): explore the galleries of Mai Loc Photo Gallery, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang trip planning tool .

Muscat, Oman to Nha Trang is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Muscat to Nha Trang, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

2
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.
On the 4th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then make a trip to The Independence Palace, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally browse the exhibits of Soyn.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City journey planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Spas
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Visit Mui Ganh Dau Beach and Sao Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Phu Quoc Countryside and Ong Lang Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Duong Dong, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
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Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Get outdoors at Paradise Cave and Son Doong Cave. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Phong Nha Caves and Hang Toi (Dark Cave). The adventure continues: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

Plan my Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Duong Dong to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

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.
On the 12th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Imperial City, stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower, and then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hue road trip planner .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mỹ Sơn and My Khe Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Hoi An Ancient Town. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Spas
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

2
nights
Cat Ba

The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Make your Cat Ba itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Hoi An to Cat Ba by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Halong Bay
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vietnamese Women's Museum and Ho Van - Van Mieu. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh, and explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat).

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip planner .

Take a bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

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