22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
1
Buon Ma Thuot
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
2
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Hue
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Buon Ma Thuot

On the 25th (Wed), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then see the interesting displays at The World Coffee Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Dray Nur Waterfall.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Buon Ma Thuot tour itinerary maker site .

Sydney, Australia to Buon Ma Thuot is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Buon Ma Thuot

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dray Nur Waterfall ©
Dray Nur Waterfall
The World Coffee Museum ©
The World Coffee Museum

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Da Nang (My Khe Beach & 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang). There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the artistry at Henna Art Hoi An, admire the landmark architecture of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, and look for gifts at Da Bao Real Leather.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Buon Ma Thuot to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Hoi An are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bach Ma National Park and Off-Road Tours. Imperial City and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, steep yourself in history at Dan Nam Giao, don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hue route planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Bach Ma National Park ©
Bach Ma National Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Phong Nha Caves and The Duck Stop. Get outdoors at Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). There's more to do: Head underground at Son Doong Cave and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

2
nights
Ninh Binh

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
On the 7th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tran Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Phu An Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hai Hau Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nam Dinh Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ninh Binh trip maker site .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ninh Binh by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nam Dinh, Bai Dinh Pagoda
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Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Nam Dinh Cathedral ©
Nam Dinh Cathedral

5
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Presidential Palace Historical Site. Spend the 11th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: push the limits with an extreme tour, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Ninh Binh to Hanoi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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