21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

21 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
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
Bus:  2 h 45 min
6
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Bus:  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): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, thensoothe 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 Tours Outdoors
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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.
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. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Nui, and find something for the whole family at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nha Trang trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hoi An Ancient Town and Mỹ Sơn. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, which is approximately 42 minutes 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 4.5 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 Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 21st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, thencontemplate 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 Outdoors
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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.
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, thencontemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, thenexplore 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, thencontemplate 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 catch the bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
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.
On the 25th (Sat), take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village, thenexplore 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, thencontemplate 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 bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the activities along West Lake, look for gifts at The Bookworm Hanoi, thenbrowse 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, thenmake 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 bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus 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
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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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