21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
2
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  2​h 45​min
6
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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): take an in-depth tour of The War Remnant Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally choose your vessel at Saigon Boat Company. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Dam Sen Water Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City vacation planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 15 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in March; daily highs in Ho Chi Minh City reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Theme Parks Transportation Tours
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Saigon Boat Company ©
Saigon Boat Company

4
nights
Nha Trang

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Step out of the city life by going to Nha Trang Beach and i resort. You'll explore and learn at Alexandre Yersin Museum and Long Thanh Photo Studio. Spend the 15th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: cool off at Vinpearl Land Amusement Park, stop by XQ Hand Embroidery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nha Trang travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March, you will find days in Nha Trang are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

5
nights
Hoi An

Hoi An ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach. Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Central Market, stroll through The Marble Mountains, stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Nha Trang, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hoi An, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River, and finally contemplate the long history of Hue Imperial City (The Citadel). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thuan An Beach, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Dong Ba Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hue vacation builder.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

2
nights
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.
You've now added Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Thu), wander the streets of Old Quarter, make a trip to Ba Dinh Square, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally see a show at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Zeds Threads, stop by 54 Traditions Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Hoa Lo Prison, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and finally look for gifts at Cửa Hàng Craft Link.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Hue, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hanoi, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cua Van Floating Village, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, and then explore the activities along Halong Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lan Ha Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cat Co 1 Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Halong Bay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

2
nights
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the activities along West Lake, stop by 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, then cool off at Ho Tay Water Park, and then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi vacation builder.

You can drive from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Theme Parks Shopping Museums
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Ho Tay Water Park ©
Ho Tay Water Park
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

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