22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
2
Sapa
— 3 nights
3
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
4
Hue
— 3 nights
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
6
Hanoi
— 3 nights

3
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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 7th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, contemplate the long history of Presidential Palace Historical Site, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then browse the exhibits of TiredCity Hang Bong, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi online trip itinerary planner.

Halifax, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 11 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc

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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.
Visiting Love Waterfall and Muong Hoa Valley will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Den Mau and The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, don't miss a visit to Terraced Rice Fields in Shin Chai Village, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and take a memorable drive along Deo Tram Ton.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Sapa trip planner.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Den Mau
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cua Van Floating Village and Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sung Sot Cave and Bãi Cháy Bridge. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, and Head underground at Tien Ong Cave.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay road trip site.

Traveling by combination of bus, car, and ferry from Sapa to Halong Bay takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, taxi, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Imperial City and Tomb of Minh Mang are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tomb of Tu Duc and Thai Hoa Palace. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Bach Ma National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Redemptorist Church, don't miss a visit to Nine Dynastic Urns, and contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hue driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Halong Bay to Hue in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hue are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Bach Ma National Park ©
Bach Ma National Park
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Phong Nha Caves and The Duck Stop. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off 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

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Hanoi

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi online journey maker.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

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