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Once a sleepy country on the coast of Southeast Asia, Vietnam has fully embraced the international community and has become a tourism hotbed. From the majestic peaks of Ha Long Bay in the north, past miles of beaches and quaint villages to bustling Ho Chi Minh City in the south, there is no shortage of things to do and see in this diverse and thriving part of the world.

Vietnam 20 Day Itinerary

Day 1-6: Hanoi - Old Quarter/Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Perfume Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Day trip to Ninh Binh/Tam Coc
Day 7-9: Ha Long Bay Live Aboard Junk
Day 9: Overnight Train to Hue
Day 10-12: Hue - Imperial City, Pagoda of the Celestial Lady, Tomb of Khai Dihn, Tomb of Tu Duc
Day 13-15: Hoi An/Da Nang - Custom clothing, An Bang Beach, Old Quarter
Day 16-19: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels, Vinh Khanh Street Market, Independence Palace, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, War Remnants Museum, Seafood street

How To Use This Map

This map is created in Google Maps.  Click on it to open in a new window.  Then click the icon at the top that says "open with my google maps."  The map will become interactive.  You can see the towns we stayed in and many of the stops we made along the way.  Each one also includes a photo!  Enjoy!

This was our itinerary. See other itinerary suggestions below!

  • Visit the old quarter of every city!

  • Hanoi Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

  • Hanoi Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

  • Hanoi Perfume Pagoda

  • Hanoi Temple of Literature

  • Sapa Rice Fields

  • Ninh Binh Tam Coc

  • Ha Long Bay Live Aboard

  • Overnight Train

  • Hue Imperial City

  • Hue Pagoda of the Celestial Lady

  • Hue Tomb of Khai Dihn

  • Hue Tomb of Tu Duc

  • Hoi An Custom clothing

  • Hoi An An Bang Beach

  • Hoi An Old Quarter

  • Ho Chi Minh City Cu Chi Tunnels,

  • Ho Chi Minh Vinh Khanh Street Market,

  • Ho Chi Minh Independence Palace

  • Ho Chi Minh Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica

  • Ho Chi Minh War Remnants Museum

  • Ho Chi Minh Seafood street

Things To Do!

  • Spring Rolls

  • Pho

  • Bahn Mi Sandwichs

  • Bún chả

  • Bánh Flan

  • Hoi An

    • Wontons

    • Rose Dumplings

    • Morning Glory

  • Ho Chi Minh Seafood Street:

    • Grilled Octopus

    • Morning Glory

  • Bia Ha Noi Beer

  • Vietnamese Coffee

    • Egg Coffee

    • Coconut Coffee

    • Black with condensed milk

Food To Try!

Our favorite  Vietnam places!

Video Guides!

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