22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

22 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly
5
An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Haiphong, 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 San Diego

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Hanoi — 4 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, and explore the activities along West Lake.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

San Diego, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Hue.
Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

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 23rd (Sun), admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in January, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hoi An.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An visit planner.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in January, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Tours · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

Ho Chi Minh City — 3 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, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of The Independence Palace.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in January, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (72°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly to An Thoi.
Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island — 3 nights

An Thoi is known for beaches, theme parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, head off the coast to Gam Ghi Island, contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, and discover the deep blue sea with Xuan Nguyen Tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our An Thoi trip planning site.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to An Thoi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ganh Dau.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island — 3 nights

Ganh Dau is known for theme parks and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, enjoy the sand and surf at Vung Bau Beach, see what you can catch with Rods & Reels Deep Sea Fishing Charter Phu Quoc, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Vinpearl Safari.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ganh Dau holiday planning site.

You can drive from An Thoi to Ganh Dau in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Ganh Dau to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

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.