26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + bus:  21​h 15​min
1
Sapa
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Con Son
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Da Nang
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h 30​min
8
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
9
Cat Ba
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Cairo

3
nights
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Visiting Muong Hoa Valley and Love Waterfall will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Fansipan Mountain and Walking tours. Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Hoang Lien National Park. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Y Linh Ho, hike along Hang Da Village, don't miss a visit to Sapa Ancient Rock Field, and stop by Indigo Cat.

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Cairo, Egypt to Sapa is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Indochina Time is 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

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 25th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach) and then identify plant and animal life at The Duck Stop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Sapa to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car, flight, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach)
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dam Chuon Huong Quan. Tomb of Tu Duc and Tomb of Minh Mang will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, and explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hue journey planner.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Linh Phuoc Pagoda and Thien Vien Truc Lam. Get outdoors at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Bao Dai Waterfall (Thac Bao Dai). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake, don't miss a visit to Lam Vien Square, get outside with Pine Track Adventures, and take a peaceful walk through Datanla High Rope Course.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Da Lat trip itinerary site .

Fly from Hue to Da Lat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam

1
night
Con Son

Con Son ©
Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
On the 3rd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bãi Đầm Trầu.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Con Son trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Con Son takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Con Son

Outdoors Adventure Wildlife
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Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu

3
nights
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ong Lang Beach and Sao Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Phu Quoc Countryside and Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho. There's still lots to do: tee off at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, get outside with Archipelago Anthoy, and look for gifts at All Good Things Phu Quoc.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Phu Quoc Island trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Con Son to Phu Quoc Island in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors Parks Golf
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Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

2
nights
Da Nang

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.
On the 7th (Fri), kick back and relax at My Khe Beach, kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Da Nang online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Phu Quoc Island to Da Nang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hoi An
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My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
Thermal Spas

3
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.
Visiting Bai Tu Long Bay and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sung Sot Cave and Minh Chau beach. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Dau Go Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, and step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Da Nang to Halong Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Minh Chau beach
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Minh Chau beach ©
Minh Chau beach
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Cat Ba

The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Cat Ba National Park. Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Lan Ha Bay. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cannon Fort, kick back and relax at Cat Co 1 Beach, and head off the coast to Monkey Island.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cat Ba online holiday planner .

You can ride a ferry from Halong Bay to Cat Ba in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Lan Ha Bay ©
Lan Ha Bay

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