24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Hoi An
— 4 nights
shuttle:  1​h
8
Da Nang
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Duong Dong
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: London


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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural. Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh, and make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University.

To see reviews and tourist information, use the Hanoi road trip planner .

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Photography Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Sung Sot Cave and then explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay.

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Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Getting from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Walking tours

2
nights
Da Lat

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, get outside with Pine Track Adventures, and then get great views at Lam Vien Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then push the limits with an extreme tour, then make a trip to Crazy House, and finally don't miss a visit to Hang Nga Guest House and Art Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Da Lat vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

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 5th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Tu Dam Pagoda, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc and then explore the striking landscape of Bach Ma National Park.

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Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Hue are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Bach Ma National Park ©
Bach Ma National Park
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tu Dam Pagoda ©
Tu Dam Pagoda

1
night
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, then Head underground at Paradise Cave, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Tra Que Minty Garden. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of The Old House of Phun Hung, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Ancient House.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hoi An in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

3
nights
Da Nang

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain) and Da Nang Catheral. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Linh Ung Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phap Lam Pagoda, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Nang attractions planning tool .

You can take a shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Da Nang

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Photography Tours
Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain) ©
Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain)
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
Duong Dong

Duong Dong ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Phu Quoc Countryside and Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple).

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Duong Dong holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Duong Dong takes 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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