20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Sapa
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Hai Phong
— 1 night
bus:  5​h
4
Halong Bay
— Few hours
+2
ferry + Drive + bus:  8​h 30​min
5
Ninh Binh
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Vinh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
8
Dong Hoi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Hue
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
10
Da Nang
— 1 night
shuttle:  30​min
11
Hoi An
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Quang Ngai
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Buon Ma Thuot
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Tuy Hoa
— 1 night
train:  2​h
15
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
16
Phan Rang-Thap Cham
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
17
Da Lat
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
18
My Tho
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
19
Vinh Long
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
20
Thu Dau Mot
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
21
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Athens

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the views from Long Bien Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, then explore the world behind art at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature & Parks, then stop by 54 Traditions Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Thap Rua Tower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi itinerary tool .

Athens, Greece to Hanoi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Athens to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Long Bien Bridge ©
Long Bien Bridge
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) ©

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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 4th (Mon), wander the streets of Giang Ta Chai Village, don't miss a visit to Tram Ton Pass, and then see the interesting displays at Sapa Culture Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sapa tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hai Phong.

Things to do in Sapa

Neighborhoods Museums
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Giang Ta Chai Village ©
Giang Ta Chai Village
Sapa Culture Museum ©
Sapa Culture Museum
Deo Tram Ton ©
Deo Tram Ton

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Hai Phong

Hai Phong
Haiphong is a major industrial city and the second largest city in the northern part of Vietnam. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hai Phong fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Sapa to Hai Phong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or take a bus. February in Hai Phong sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll set off for Halong Bay on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Hai Phong

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): choose your vessel at Halong Hanoi Transfer.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip builder tool .

Getting from Hai Phong to Halong Bay by ferry takes about 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Transportation Tours
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Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh in 8.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 6th (Wed), you're off toVinh.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Vinh

Vinh ©
Vinh is the biggest city and economic and cultural center of the North Central Coast of Vietnam. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Highlands.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vinh itinerary site .

Drive from Ninh Binh to Vinh in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Vinh

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Central Highlands
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Central Highlands ©
Central Highlands

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip website .

Traveling by car from Vinh to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 4 hours. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dong Hoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks
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Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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Dong Hoi

Dong Hoi
The pleasant seaside and port town of Dong Hoi sits close to a World Heritage Site national park.
To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dong Hoi online route planner .

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Dong Hoi in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Dong Hoi

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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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.
To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hue trip builder tool .

You can drive from Dong Hoi to Hue in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hue are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Da Nang.
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Thanh Toan Bridge ©
Thanh Toan Bridge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): play a few rounds at Montgomerie Links and then stop by M Legrand Jewelry.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Da Nang trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hue to Da Nang in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Da Nang are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Golf Shopping
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BRG Danang Golf Club - Vietnam ©
BRG Danang Golf Club - Vietnam
Marian Shrine of the Lady of Tra Kieu ©
M Legrand Jewelry ©
M Legrand Jewelry

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stop by Metiseko.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hoi An vacation maker website .

Hoi An is just a short distance from Da Nang. In February, daytime highs in Hoi An are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Quang Ngai.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping
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Metiseko ©
Metiseko
Song Leather ©
Song Leather

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Quang Ngai

Quang Ngai ©
Quảng Ngãi is a city in central Vietnam. On the 11th (Mon), examine the collection at My Lai Massacre Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Quang Ngai journey planner .

You can drive from Hoi An to Quang Ngai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Buon Ma Thuot.

Things to do in Quang Ngai

Museums
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My Lai Massacre Museum ©
My Lai Massacre Museum

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Buon Ma Thuot

Buon Ma Thuot ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kotam Ecotourism Destination, appreciate the history behind Victory Monument Buon Ma Thuot, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dray Nur Waterfalls.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Buon Ma Thuot attractions planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Quang Ngai to Buon Ma Thuot in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tuy Hoa.

Things to do in Buon Ma Thuot

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Dray Nur Waterfall ©
Dray Nur Waterfall
Victory Monument  Buon Ma Thuot ©
Victory Monument Buon Ma Thuot

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Tuy Hoa

Tuy Hoa ©
Tuy Hòa is the capital city of Phú Yên Province in south-central Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Mang Lang and then kick back and relax at Ghềnh Đá Dĩa.

Plan a Tuy Hoa trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Buon Ma Thuot to Tuy Hoa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Tuy Hoa

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ghềnh Đá Dĩa ©
Ghềnh Đá Dĩa
Eglise de Mang Lang ©
Eglise de Mang Lang

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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.
On the 14th (Thu), kick back and relax at Hon Chong and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ba Ho Waterfall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nha Trang trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tuy Hoa to Nha Trang in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Phan Rang-Thap Cham.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Parks Nature Beaches
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Ba Ho Waterfall
Ba Ho Waterfall
Hon Chong ©
Hon Chong

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Phan Rang-Thap Cham

Phan Rang-Thap Cham ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Klong Garai Cham Temple Towers and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nui Da Chong.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Phan Rang-Thap Cham travel route site .

Getting from Nha Trang to Phan Rang-Thap Cham by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Phan Rang-Thap Cham are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Phan Rang-Thap Cham

Historic Sites
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Kalan Po Klong Giarai ©
Kalan Po Klong Giarai

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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.
To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Lat trip planner .

Getting from Phan Rang-Thap Cham to Da Lat by car takes about 3 hours. February in Da Lat sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to My Tho.

Things to do in Da Lat

Historic Sites
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Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát ©
Statue Of Golden Buddha ©
Statue Of Golden Buddha

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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. For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our My Tho day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Da Lat to My Tho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. February in My Tho sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Vinh Long.

Things to do in My Tho

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Vinh Long

Vinh Long
Vĩnh Long is a city and the capital of Vĩnh Long Province in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vinh Long road trip app .

Traveling by car from My Tho to Vinh Long takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Vinh Long can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 17th (Sun), you're off toThu Dau Mot.

Things to do in Vinh Long

Tours
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Thu Dau Mot

Thu Dau Mot ©
Thủ Dầu Một is the capital city of Bình Dương Province, Vietnam, located at around. On the 17th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Buu Long Mountain and then make a trip to Hoi Khanh Pagoda.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Thu Dau Mot trip tool .

Getting from Vinh Long to Thu Dau Mot by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will leave for Ho Chi Minh City on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Thu Dau Mot

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Buu Long Mountain
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Hoi Khanh Pagoda ©
Hoi Khanh Pagoda

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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 19th (Tue): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City online route planner .

You can drive from Thu Dau Mot to Ho Chi Minh City in an hour. In February in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours
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Food Tours

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