26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chau Doc
— 1 night
2
Can Tho
— 1 night
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
4
Da Lat
— 2 nights
5
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
6
Hoi An
— 2 nights
7
Hue
— 1 night
8
Hanoi
— 1 night
9
Sapa
— 2 nights
10
Hanoi
— 3 nights
11
Halong Bay
— 4 nights
12
Hanoi
— 2 nights

1
night
Chau Doc

Chau Doc ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Chau Doc Food Market.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chau Doc online road trip planner.

Sihanoukville, Cambodia to Chau Doc is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In May, daily temperatures in Chau Doc can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Can Tho.

Things to do in Chau Doc

Nature Shopping Parks
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Chau Doc Food Market ©
Chau Doc Food Market

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.
To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Can Tho road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Chau Doc to Can Tho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Can Tho can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Can Tho

Shopping
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Cai Rang Floating Market ©
Cai Rang Floating Market

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Drive from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In May in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

2
nights
Da Lat

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Linh Phuoc Pagoda and DL Nature's. There's more to do: get great views at Lam Vien Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Da Lat online vacation planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Historic Sites Shopping
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Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
DL Nature's ©
DL Nature's

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.
You've now added Nha Tho Nui to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nha Trang Beach and XQ Hand Embroidery. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nha Trang trip maker.

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda
Nha Tho Nui ©
Nha Tho Nui
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach

2
nights
Hoi An

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hoi An trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Nha Trang to Hoi An by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours
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Tra Que Minty Garden ©
Tra Que Minty Garden
Walking tours

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Fri), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue trip maker.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. May in Hue sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Tours
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Food Tours

1
night
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 14th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hanoi online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): cruise along Deo Tram Ton and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Terraced Rice Fields in Shin Chai Village, thentake in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, and then make a trip to Quang Truong Square.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sapa travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Spas
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Deo Tram Ton ©
Deo Tram Ton
Quang Truong Square ©
Quang Truong Square

3
nights
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Trap Viet Nam. Enjoy Hanoi some more: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, look for gifts at Collective Memory, and contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. On the 20th (Fri), you're off to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Photography Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
You've now added Halong Lavender Cruises to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sung Sot Cave and Tien Ong Cave. Step out of Halong Bay to go to Cat Ba and see Cat Ba Island, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay route planner.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for Hanoi on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

Cat Ba Island
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Halong Lavender Cruises ©
Halong Lavender Cruises

2
nights
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pho Linh Temple. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then wander the streets of Old Quarter.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 26th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Pho Linh Temple ©
Pho Linh Temple
Photography Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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