23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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23 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  5​h
4
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Da Nang
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Sapa
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  29​h
End: Toronto

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Old House of Tan Ky. Head to Rubin Cloth Shop and Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loifor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hoi An trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Hoi An is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time is 12 hours. In March, Hoi An is warmer than Toronto - with highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Nature & Wildlife Tours
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoi An in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Ho Chi Minh City, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sao Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple, and finally stop by Sava Coffee Shop. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, then hunt for treasures at Duong Dong Market, and then kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong tour site .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Ha Long Pearl and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Plan my day in Halong Bay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hon Ga Choi Island ©
Hon Ga Choi Island

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Plan trip to Hanoi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at The Duck Stop and Phong Nha Caves. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

3
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.
On the 31st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Imperial City, browse the different shops at Big C Market, and then look for gifts at Tabalo Outdoor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at My Khe Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Da Nang travel planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Da Nang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. March in Da Nang sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hue
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then make a trip to The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church). Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Y Linh Ho, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sapa trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Da Nang to Sapa in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley

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