26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Da Lat
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h
5
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: London

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites 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 4th (Wed), 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. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Halong Bay trip itinerary 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to 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

2
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.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then get outside with Pine Track Adventures. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then hunt for treasures at Dalat Market.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Da Lat itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Lat in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Nha Trang

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): browse the exhibits of DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda and then cool off at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Nha Trang travel route planner .

Traveling by bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang
Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

3
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, classes, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An online tour planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hue online trip maker .

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hue are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
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Food Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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, explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then stroll around Cong Vien 30-4, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online tour planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. In September in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

5
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda (in Ganh Dau) and Gam Ghi Island (in An Thoi).

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong road trip planning app .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, Gam Ghi Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda
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Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom

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