20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Hanoi
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Moc Chau
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hanoi
— 1 night
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island, Bus to Ninh Binh
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Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thai Binh Province
— 1 night
Drive
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Hai Phong
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Da Nang
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City — 1 night

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.
For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder site.

Frankfurt, Germany to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Ho Chi Minh City is 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in July, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 38°C and lows at 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Hanoi.
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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.
To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll set off for Moc Chau on the 27th (Wed).
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Moc Chau — 2 nights

Mộc Châu is a rural district of Sơn La Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Your day by day itinerary now includes Moc Chau Tea Plantation.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Moc Chau online visit planner.

You can drive from Hanoi to Moc Chau in 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hanoi.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Hanoi — 1 night

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You can drive from Moc Chau to Hanoi in 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay — 2 nights

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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ninh Binh.
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Ninh Binh — 2 nights

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh travel route planning app.

Getting from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh by combination of ferry, car, and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Thai Binh Province.
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Thai Binh Province — 1 night

Thái Bình is a coastal eastern province in the Red River Delta region of northern Vietnam. On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Keo Pagoda.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thai Binh Province trip builder app.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Thai Binh Province by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Hai Phong.
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Historic Sites
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Hai Phong

Haiphong is a major industrial city and the second largest city in the northern part of Vietnam. To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hai Phong trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Thai Binh Province to Hai Phong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Da Nang.
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Da Nang — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Da Nang road trip planner.

You can fly from Hai Phong to Da Nang in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Da Nang are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 2 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.
On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hoi An travel tool.

Getting from Da Nang to Hoi An by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hue.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Imperial City as well as Lang Co Beach. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hue tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong — 3 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bai Tắm Sao and Long Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Duong Dong road trip planner.

Getting from Hue to Duong Dong by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City

Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the striking features of Central Post Office and then visit Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City route builder tool.

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Neighborhoods
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Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.
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Quang Ninh Province travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Kayaking & Canoeing · Caves
Quảng Ninh is a province along the northeastern coast of Vietnam. The province is home to Hạ Long Bay, a World Heritage Site. The provincial capital is Hạ Long. Nearly 80% of the province is mountainous with abundant land, forest water and mineral resources. Nearly 90% of coal output in the country is extracted in this province. Hạ Long Bay has 1,969 islands, out of which 989 have been given names. The province covers an area of 6,102.4 square kilometres and as of 2014 it had a population of 1,185,200 people.EtymologyThe name of Quảng Ninh province is the compound name of two provinces: Quang Yen and Hai Ninh according to the naming of President Ho Chi Minh.

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Phu Quoc Island travel guide

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Beaches · Fishing Charters & Tours · Spas
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture. Known for its pepper farming and fish sauce brewing, the island retains a charming rusticity in its fishing towns and inland plantations. Phu Quoc Island tourism developed rapidly, with a number of resorts sitting on the golden sands along the southwest coast. With half of the island registered as a national park, the dense jungles and mountains of the interior remain protected from overdevelopment--good news for wildlife living there, including slow lorises, macaques, owls, and tortoises.
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