22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam vacation planner

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Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
4
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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 nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City itinerary maker app.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Copenhagen in January: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Nha Trang

— 3 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Spend the 20th (Sun) among aquatic life with Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, take in the views from Tran Phu Bridge, and cool off at VinWonders Nha Trang.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:

Da Lat

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

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.
Da Lat is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Da Lat trip maker tool.

You can drive from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:

Halong Bay

— 1 night
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 25th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay planning app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Da Lat to Halong Bay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:

Hanoi

— 3 nights
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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): Head underground at Son Doong Cave and then Head underground at Paradise Cave. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at The Duck Stop and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

Hue

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Dong Ba Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple, then contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Hue sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

Hoi An

— 4 nights
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An planning website.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.