If you're planning a 3 week trip to Vietnam from the south to the north, here is our suggested tour itinerary that covers the highlights from Ho Chi Minh city to Hanoi :
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival
Day 2: HCMC - Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 3: HCMC- Cai Be Floating Market
Day 4: Cai Rang Floating Market - HCMC
Day 5: HCMC - Mui Ne Beach
Day 6&7: Mui Ne Beach free day
Day 8: Mui Ne - Nha Trang Beach
Day 9&10 : Nha Trang Free Day
Day 11: Nha Trang - Flight to Danang/ Hoi An
Day 12: Hoi An - My Son
Day 13: Hoi An Free Day
Day 14: Hoi An - Hue
Day 15: Hue City tour - Flight to Hanoi
Day 16: Hanoi City tour - Train to Lao Cai
Day 17: Sapa trekking tour
Day 18: Sapa - Market - Train to Hanoi
Day 19: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 20: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Day 21: Hanoi Departure.
This exciting three week trip allows you to discover the exotic places of the country, from South to North Vietnam, stopping in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An , Hue Hanoi, and the beaches of the south coast. You will begin in dynamic Ho Chi Minh City and explore its historical attractions and colorful outdoor markets, then take a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels and floating markets of the Mekong Delta.
After that, you'll spend several days in a resort at Nha Trang & Mui Ne beaches . Snorkel or dive among the coral reefs in crystal blue waters, hike nature trails, cool off in your pool, indulge in spa treatments or just relax on the white sand beach and admire the unspoiled mountain and sea views.
Then fly to Danang and drive on to Hoi An, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage site. It is a riverfront port town crammed with historic homes, tiny museums, cafes, and bustling silk and fish markets. You can choose to stay at a luxury beach resort or a boutique riverside hotel in Hoi An.
The next destination will be Hue, the former imperial capital. It’s city to numerous palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples, built under the Nguyen dynasty, on the banks of the Perfume River.
In North Vietnam, your base will be Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. Take an overnight train to Sapa, You’ll put on your walking shoes for a hike through lush valleys and rice fields Muong Hoa valley. Continue your trip with a relaxing cruise on a deluxe junk in gorgeous Halong Bay. You will discover Bai Tu Long Bay and its remote limestone islands, many of which feature dramatic sea caves and sheltered, pristine beaches that can only be reached by kayak.
A perfect ending to an exciting trip!