25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

25 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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
— 3 nights
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Hue
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, stop by Hanoia Metropole, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Vancouver to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:

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.
On the 29th (Tue), hunt for treasures at Ha Long Market and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba Island and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay vacation maker site.

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. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ninh Binh.
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Ninh Binh — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves and then make a trip to Tam Coc.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Ninh Binh vacation maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda.

For maps and tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ninh Binh to Hue in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ninh Binh in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hue, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 3 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, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hoi An vacation site.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 5 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Step out of Duong Dong with an excursion to Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc in Ganh Dau--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, cast your line with John's Tours, indulge your taste buds at Beer Fridge, and relax and rejuvenate at Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong route builder.

You can fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 5 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip builder app.

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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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