24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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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
+2
Bus + 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

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.
Explore Da Nang's surroundings by going to Hoi An (Food Tours, Rubin Cloth Shop, &more). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Da Nang sightseeing planner.

San Francisco, USA to Da Nang is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Da Nang is 15 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Hoi An
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple, stop by Sava Coffee Shop, and head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip planner.

Fly from Da Nang to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc Mushroom, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom

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 nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, walk around Cong Vien 30-4, and don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City 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; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, don't miss a visit to Valley of Love, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat trip 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
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Xuan Huong Lake ©
Xuan Huong Lake
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hue online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, make a trip to Phong Nha Caves, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online journey maker.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, wander the streets of Old Quarter, and see the interesting displays at Hanoi Police Museum.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
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 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, then step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay route maker app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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