22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4​h
6
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Bus:  10​h 30​min
7
Sapa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Hanoi
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

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, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

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Adelaide, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Adelaide to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. In February, Ho Chi Minh City is a bit warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

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.
For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Da Lat planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
Make the 12th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, stroll through The Marble Mountains, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An sightseeing site .

Fly from Da Lat to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Nature

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
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.
You've now added Phong Nha Kayaking Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then paddle through the water with Phong Nha Kayaking Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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3
nights
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: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pho Linh Temple, see Off-Road Tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, then head off the coast to Cat Ba Island, and finally head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay day trip planning app .

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 by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cat Ba Island
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Sapa is known for nature, spas, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cat Cat village, admire the sheer force of Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls), stroll through Love Waterfall, and take in the awesome beauty at Y Linh Ho.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sapa trip planner .

Getting from Halong Bay to Sapa by combination of ferry and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Spas
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Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village
Y Linh Ho ©
Y Linh Ho

1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi
For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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