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Best Vietnam vacation itinerary to make the most out of your trip

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Vietnam vacation itinerary is a carefully designed plan the first till the last day of the trip. Find out best Vietnam travel itineraries 2023.

Vietnam vacation itinerary is a carefully designed plan the first till the last day of the trip. Travel itineraries are very important as they help you to balance out the time spent on each destination. This allows you to visit as many famous attractions in Vietnam as possible while enjoying your trip to the fullest. Below Sao La Tours have listed some of the best Vietnam itineraries for you to check out.

Vietnam vacation itinerary for 5 Days: Explore Ba Be National Park

Ba Be is a lesser-known destination in Vietnam, which makes it an unspoiled and pristine land suitable for an off-the-beaten-track experience.

Day 1: Hanoi to Ba Be

Go on a city tour and visit the highlights of Hanoi before heading to Ba Be National Park, located in Bac Kan province.

Day 2: Trek through the thick jungles of Ba Be

Ba Be National Park is well-known for its untouched biodiversity. While trekking through the thick jungles, you may spot some wild animals as well as many hundred-year-old trees.

Day 3: Discover the villages of Dzao ethnic tribe

Ba Be is also the home of the Dzao ethnic tribe. During this 5-day tour, travelers also have a chance to stay in the Dzao village and learn more about their lifestyle, culture as well as unique cuisine.

Day 4: Boat trip on Ba Be Lake

Go on a boat trip to discover the grand Ba Be Lake. here, you can also reach other famous destinations like Fairy Pond, Puong Cave or Dau Dang Fall.  

Day 5: Back to Hanoi

Depart for Hanoi and head back to your home country.

A 5-day Vietnam travel itinerary to Ba Be National Park - Vietnam vacation itinerary

A 5-day Vietnam travel itinerary to Ba Be National Park (Source: Collected)

Vietnam vacation itinerary for 1 Week: Discover the North and Centre

This one-week trip is fully dedicated to the North and Centre of Vietnam. During the trip, you’ll get to visit all of the highlights in these two regions, including the capital city Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Hue and Hoi An.

Day 1: Hanoi

Hanoi is where you can find different architectural, cultural and historical sites. Here you’ll also enjoy the tasty foods and drinks such as Bun Cha, Bia Hoi (fresh beer) or egg coffee. Stay overnight at a hotel within the Old Quarter of Hanoi.

Day 2 & 3: Halong Bay

Halong bay consists of magnificent limestone islands and it’s definitely a must-visit destination in Vietnam. Stay overnight on a boat and join many interesting activities such as kayaking, snorkeling and diving or visiting the nearby fishing villages.

Day 4 & 5: Sapa

Sapa is all about the spectacular rice terraces, mountain ranges hiding in thick mist and beautiful ethnic villages. Stay overnight at a mountain lodge to have an authentic experience in Sapa.

Sapa is included in this Vietnam vacation itinerary for 1 Week

Sapa is included in this Vietnam vacation itinerary for 1 Week (Source: Collected)

Day 6: Hue

Discover the many secrets that Hue - the ancient capital of Vietnam - has to offer. A day tour in Hue is enough for you to explore many historic sites such as the Tomb of Minh Mang, Hue Imperial City, Hue Royal Palace and so on.

Day 7: Hoi An

It’s time for relaxing moments as you head to the beach of Hoi An. During the evening, you can see Hoi An old town glowing with colorful lanterns and sample delicious foods.

Vietnam vacation itinerary for 10 Days: Vietnam North to South

Travel North to South of Vietnam as you take on this 10-day trip. trekking through the mountainous areas of Sapa to trying out the best street foods of Saigon, this tour covers all of the best attractions and activities during you trip to Vietnam.

Day 1: Hanoi

Visit the Old Quarter by cyclo and then take a walk along Hoan Kiem Lake, pay a visit to the Temple of the Jade Mountain. While you’re in Hanoi, don’t miss the opportunity to taste the famous dishes such as Pho, Bun Cha or Banh Mi.

Enjoy Bun Cha during your day tour around Hanoi - Vietnam vacation itinerary

Enjoy Bun Cha during your day tour around Hanoi (Source: Collected)

Day 2 & 3: Halong Bay

Halong Bay or “The Bay of the Descending Dragons” will be the next stop on your trip. Here you will get to see the limestone karsts, beautiful caves and beaches as well as the unique floating villages of the fishermen.

Day 4 & 5: Sapa

Depart for Sapa and go mountain trekking to admire stunning views. It’s definitely worth all the effort once you reach Fan Si Pan - the highest mountain peak of Vietnam.

Day 6 & 7: Hue

Apart the Royal Palace, amazing temples and pagodas, Hue is also renowned for its many emperors’ tombs.

Visit the royal tombs and palaces in Hue - Vietnam vacation itinerary

Visit the royal tombs and palaces in Hue (Source: Collected)

Day 8: Hoi An

While in Hoi An, you can visit many beautiful attractions, buy souvenirs and buy some tailor-made clothes.

Day 9 & 10: Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels

Considered the economic center of the country, Ho Chi Minh city is a bustling and dynamic city where you can find lots of modern buildings and crowded streets. Visit the Vietnam War Museum, old Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and many more.

Cu Chi Tunnels is one of the best places to visit if you are keen on learning more about Vietnamese history. While exploring these tunnels, you’ll have an in-depth understanding about the Vietnam war and the living conditions of the Vietnamese soldiers.

You can search for a more detailed Vietnam vacation itinerary on Sao La Tours’ website. We also provide customized trips based on each and every customer’s preferences and priorities. Contact Sao La Tours for more information.

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