26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Drive:  2 h 45 min
1
Can Tho
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Soc Trang
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Tra Vinh
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
My Tho
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
5
Cao Bang
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
6
Sapa
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
7
Mai Chau
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
8
Halong Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Da Nang
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
10
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
End: Ho Chi Minh City

1
night
Can Tho

Can Tho ©
The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
On the 20th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pitu Khosa Rangsay. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Ho Chi Minh Monument, don't miss a visit to Ong Temple, snap pictures at Can Tho Bridge, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phat Hoc Pagoda, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Tarot, and finally admire the striking features of Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Can Tho holiday maker website.

Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August in Can Tho, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Soc Trang.

Things to do in Can Tho

Historic Sites Museums
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Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam
Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam ©
Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam
Can Tho Bridge ©
Can Tho Bridge

1
night
Soc Trang

Soc Trang ©
Sóc Trăng is a city in Vietnam. On the 22nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Phat Hoc 2 Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bat Pagoda, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Vinh Hung Pagoda, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kh'leang Pagoda, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Fresh Water Lake.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Soc Trang vacation maker.

Drive from Can Tho to Soc Trang in 1.5 hours. August in Soc Trang sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tra Vinh.

Things to do in Soc Trang

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Vinh Hung Pagoda ©
Vinh Hung Pagoda
Kh'leang Pagoda ©
Kh'leang Pagoda

1
night
Tra Vinh

Tra Vinh ©
Trà Vinh is a provincial city in Vietnam. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hang Pagoda, steep yourself in history at Ang Pagoda, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ong Pagoda (Chua Ong).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tra Vinh travel route site.

Traveling by car from Soc Trang to Tra Vinh takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to My Tho.

Things to do in Tra Vinh

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hang Pagoda
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Ang Pagoda ©
Ang Pagoda
Hang Pagoda ©
Hang Pagoda
Ong Pagoda (Chua Ong) ©
Ong Pagoda (Chua Ong)

1
night
My Tho

My Tho ©
Mỹ Tho is the capital city, center of economics, education and technology of Tiền Giang Province, located in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): experience rural life at Dong Tam Snake Farm and then make a trip to Vinh Trang Pagoda.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our My Tho tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tra Vinh to My Tho takes 1.5 hours. In August in My Tho, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cao Bang.
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Vinh Trang Pagoda ©
Vinh Trang Pagoda
Dong Tam Snake Farm ©
Dong Tam Snake Farm

2
nights
Cao Bang

Cao Bang ©
Cao Bằng is a city in northern Vietnam. On the 25th (Sun), Head underground at Nguom Ngao Cave and then admire the sheer force of Ban Gioc Waterfall. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Nam Tra Waterfall and then explore the activities along Thang Hen Lake.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cao Bang route builder tool.

Getting from My Tho to Cao Bang by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Cao Bang

Parks Nature
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Ban Gioc Waterfall ©
Ban Gioc Waterfall
Nguom Ngao Cave ©
Nguom Ngao Cave
Thang Hen Lake ©
Thang Hen Lake

3
nights
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.
Sapa is known for nature, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, make a trip to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass, stroll through Y Linh Ho, and take a stroll through Giang Ta Chai Village.

Discover how to plan a Sapa trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Cao Bang to Sapa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Mai Chau.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Giang Ta Chai Village ©
Giang Ta Chai Village
O Quy Ho Mountain Pass ©
O Quy Ho Mountain Pass

1
night
Mai Chau

Mai Chau ©
Mai Châu is a rural district of Hòa Bình Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. On the 30th (Fri), get great views at Thung Khe Pass, thenstop by Hoa Ban Plus, and then Head underground at Chieu Cave.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mai Chau trip maker.

You can drive from Sapa to Mai Chau in 7.5 hours. In August in Mai Chau, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Mai Chau

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Chieu Cave ©
Chieu Cave
Thung Khe Pass ©
Thung Khe Pass

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Cat Ba National Park & Cat Ba Island). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge, and explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

Plan a Halong Bay trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Mai Chau to Halong Bay with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Da Nang: Hoi An (Rubin Cloth Shop, Spas, &more) and Hue (Imperial City, Big C Market, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Lady Buddha, and see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Da Nang vacation planner.

Fly from Halong Bay to Da Nang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. In September in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoi An, Hue
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

4
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: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

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