26 days in Kampot & Vietnam Itinerary

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Drive to Phu Quoc International Airport, Fly to Phnom Penh International Airport, Drive to Kampot
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Kampot, Cambodia
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Drive to Phnom Penh International Airport, Fly to Phu Quoc International Airport, Drive to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly to Noi Bai International, Bus to Cat Ba
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Cat Ba, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Ferry to Dinh Vu, Drive to Ninh Binh
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Kampot, Cambodia

The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kampot road trip site.

Duong Dong, Vietnam to Kampot is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Vietnam — 3 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Relax by the water at Bai Tắm Sao and Long Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Duong Dong Market and From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage, make a trip to Cao Dai Temple, get engrossed in the history at Coi Nguon Museum, and steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Duong Dong driving holiday website.

Explore your travel options from Kampot to Duong Dong with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Vietnam ART Gallery, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally view the masterpieces at Blue Space Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with Mekong delta tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at Aitch Space, and finally view the masterpieces at Flymindz Art Studio.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City online attractions planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Da Lat.
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Da Lat, Vietnam — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

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 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Domaine de Marie Church, stop by XQ Vietnam, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Clover - Spa Da Lat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Son Pagoda, get engrossed in the history at Lam Dong Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Da Lat King Palace I.

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Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang, Vietnam — 3 nights

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Let the collections at DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery and Long Thanh Photo Studio capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nha Trang Beach and Suoi Do Pagoda. Spend the 19th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, stop by XQ Hand Embroidery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hon Chong.

Use Klarna Trips's suggestions to plan your Nha Trang trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Bang An Tower. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Rubin Cloth Shop. Step out of Hoi An to go to Duy Phu and see Mỹ Sơn, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: test the waters at a local thermal spa, contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuc Thanh Pagoda, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Hue.
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Hue, Vietnam — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Le Ba Dang Art Museum and Green Bamboo Art Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh and Thien Mu Pagoda. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, don't miss a visit to Nine Dynastic Urns, hunt for treasures at Dong Ba Market, and look for gifts at Tinh Hoa Art Shop.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hue day trip planning app.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hoi An in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hue: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Cat Ba.
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Cat Ba, Vietnam — 2 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Bai Tu Long Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Hạ Long Bay and Cat Ba Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Halong Bay (Tien Ong Cave, Ti Top Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cat Ba travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hue to Cat Ba by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ninh Binh.
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam — 3 nights

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): visit Other, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then hunt for treasures at Rong Market Ninh Binh. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bai Dinh Pagoda, stroll through Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binh, and then get out on two wheels at Cheap Motorbike Rental in Ninh Binh.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cat Ba to Ninh Binh in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 3 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Green Palm Gallery and Tired City Bao Khanh. Let the collections at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and Apricot Gallery capture your imagination. Spend the 3rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, brush up on your military savvy at Hanoi Flag Tower, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hanoi tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ninh Binh to Hanoi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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