25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  17​h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Da Lat
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Manchester

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: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip builder .

Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Hanoi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
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.
On the 31st (Thu), explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our Halong Bay driving holiday planner.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Da Lat.

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

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: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, don't miss a visit to Crazy House, get outside with Pine Track Adventures, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Da Lat journey app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Lat takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, admire the striking features of The Independence Palace, and add some adventure to your tour with Countryside Adventures.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Parks Trails
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

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, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong tour planner .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom

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: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Duong Dong to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then explore the world behind art at XQ Hand Embroidery.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Dragon Bridge in Da Nang (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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