21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam Trip Planner

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Nha Trang
— 4 nights
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Hoi An
— 5 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, 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 Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally choose your vessel at Saigon Boat Company. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Dam Sen Water Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary app.

Vancouver, Canada to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Vancouver to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in March: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 40°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Transportation
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

Nha Trang

— 4 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Long Thanh Photo Studio and XQ Hand Embroidery. You'll explore and learn at Alexandre Yersin Museum and National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam. Spend the 15th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, cool off at VinWonders Nha Trang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Nui.

Discover how to plan a Nha Trang trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:

Hoi An

— 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hoi An Ancient Town and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Step out of Hoi An to go to Duy Xuyen District and see Mỹ Sơn, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, stop by Viet Made, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planner.

Fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:

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.
On the 21st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, stroll through Thuan An Beach, and then hunt for treasures at Dong Ba Market.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hue route planning tool.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

Hanoi

— 2 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.
Thang Long Water Puppet has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): visit Old Quarter, don't miss a visit to Ba Dinh Square, then contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally see a show at Thang Long Water Puppet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): stop by Zeds Threads, browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and finally stop by Craft-Link.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hanoi day trip site.

You can fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

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 25th (Sat), take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village, then explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lan Ha Bay, and then stroll through Cat Co 1 Beach.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip site.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Hanoi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the activities along West Lake, look for gifts at The Bookworm Hanoi, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Dong Xuan Market, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, then make a splash at Ho Tay Water Park, and then contemplate the long history of Presidential Palace Historical Site.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi journey builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

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.