22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  13​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  3​h
4
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4​h
8
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Canberra

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), tee off at Song Be Golf Resort, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then wander the streets of Saigon.

For photos and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online route planner .

Canberra, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in June: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Song Be Golf Resort
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Song Be Golf Resort ©
Song Be Golf Resort

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, then head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Lam Dong Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Son Pagoda.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Da Lat trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
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 7th (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bac Thanh Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour and then kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach.

Plan my day in Nha Trang using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Ha Ha - Art In Everything. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Da Nang, approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hoi An holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
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.
Imperial City and Nine Dynastic Urns are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Big C Market. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, explore the striking landscape of Bach Ma National Park, and explore the world behind art at XQ Hand Embroidery.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue trip site .

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Hue sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

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.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave). On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, then admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quarter and TiredCity Hang Bong. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip maker website .

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 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hạ Long Bay and Hon Ga Choi Island. Discover out-of-the-way places like Quan Lan Beach and Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh. The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, don't miss a visit to Cua Van Floating Village, and snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Quan Lan Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach

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