24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h
1
Da Nang
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
8
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Da Nang: Hoi An (Food Tours, Spas, & more). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Da Nang trip itinerary maker .

San Francisco, USA to Da Nang is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from San Francisco to Da Nang due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Hoi An
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, get outside with Archipelago Anthoy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc pagoda, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip site .

You can fly from Da Nang to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Adventure Wildlife

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc Mushroom, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, walk around Cong Vien 30-4, take a memorable excursion with Countryside Adventures, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip site .

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

3
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.
Da Lat is known for nature, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, and head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Da Lat trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to The Flag Tower, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue itinerary builder site .

Fly from Da Lat to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. January in Hue sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Adventure
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
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 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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