24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  24​h
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
2
Sapa
— 1 night
3
Hanoi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
4
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + bus:  18​h 30​min
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the activities along West Lake, take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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West Lake ©
West Lake

1
night
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
On the 2nd (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, and then make a trip to Quang Truong Square.

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Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Quang Truong Square ©
Quang Truong Square

1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and then take a stroll through Old Quarter.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hanoi vacation planner .

Drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): Head underground at Sung Sot Cave and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

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 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River, steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hue tour itinerary website .

Traveling by bus from Halong Bay to Hue takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. December in Hue sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Bridge as well as Ba Na Hills SunWorld. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Golden Bridge, get in on the family fun at Ba Na Hills SunWorld, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, then stop by Buffalo Leather Shop, and finally take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Dragon Bridge, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An online holiday planner .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Theme Parks Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Explore Duong Dong's surroundings by going to Sao Beach (in An Thoi) and Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau).

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Duong Dong online holiday planner .

Getting from Hoi An to Duong Dong by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Phu Quoc Waterfall
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
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.
Step out of Ho Chi Minh City with an excursion to The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms in Vung Tau--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, contemplate the waterfront views at Bach Dang, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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