How to Spend 3 Weeks in Vietnam?
Vietnamese territory stretches from North to South, so the climate of each region is different, the best time to visit Vietnam is in autumn (Sept-Dec) or spring (March and April).
- One Week in North
- One Week in Central
- One Week in South Central and South
ONE WEEK IN NORTHERN VIETNAM
Northern Vietnam is the land of four thousand years of civilization, which is the most beautiful landscapes in Vietnam; the northwest is the magnificent mountains; the northeast is fertile delta. Here are the must-visit destinations in Northern Vietnam on the Vietnam Itinerary 3 Weeks.
3 days in Hanoi
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, has long been famous for its thousands of years old buildings, and traditional Vietnamese dishes. Three days is enough to visit the famous attractions here. Please read things to do in Hanoi.
2 days in Halong Bay
From My Dinh Bus Station (Hanoi), you take a bus to Halong Bay, travel time is about 3,5 hours, the fare is about 200 000 VND, there will be a bus every hour. Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, located in Quang Ninh province, about 170 km from Hanoi.
2 days in Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh is the beautiful land in northern Vietnam, about 100 km from Hanoi. You can take a bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh, we recommend The Long Travel Bus (departing at Tuan Chau Port), the fare is 250 000 VND, travel time is about 5 hours.
+ Another famous place in northern Vietnam is Sapa, you can go to Sapa by bus from Hanoi, we recommend Sao Viet Bus (Add 7 Pham Van Dong, Hanoi), fare is 240 000 VND, travel time is about 6 hours.+ You can buy a tour to visit Halong Bay in Hanoi, popular 2-day-1-night tour from 1 500 000 VND/person, departing in Hanoi. + Expected spending in Northern Vietnam is about 3-5 million VND/person
+ Refer to where to stay in Northern Vietnam to find deals from our partners.+ Download the tourist map of cities in Vietnam and print out before the trip
ONE WEEK IN CENTRAL VIETNAM
Central Vietnam is the land of beautiful beaches and delicious dishes. Coming to Central Vietnam, you will be overwhelmed by the awesome cities: A fanciful Hoi An Ancient Town, Da Nang with many wonderful beaches, Hue with an Imperial City masterpiece and Quang Binh with world-famous caves.
2 days in Hue
From Ninh Binh, you take the train to Hue, fare is about 400 000 VND, travel time is about 12 hours (by train). Hue is the ancient capital of Vietnam, was the capital of the Nguyễn Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Today, Hue almost preserves intact the Citadel and the royal tombs.
3 days in Da Nang
Da Nang is 110 km from Hue city, from Hue, you take a bus to Da Nang (at Southern Bus Station Hue), the fare is about 120 000 VND, 3h to move. Da Nang is one of the most beautiful coastal cities in Vietnam, with beautiful and famous beaches in the world such as My Khe and Pham Van Dong.
2 days in Hoi An
From Da Nang, you take the bus 01 to Hoi An (30 000 VND, 1,2 USD), 1 hour. Hoi An is a famous ancient town in Quang Nam province, about 30 km from Da Nang. Hoi An is known to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and where you can’t miss when coming to Vietnam.
+ Please read the article 1 Week in Central Vietnam for more details.
+ Another famous place in Central Vietnam is Quang Binh province with Phong Nha Cave and Son Doong Cave, you can take the train from Ninh Binh to Quang Binh before going to Hue as the itinerary: 1 day in Phong Nha, 2 days in Hue, 2 days in Da Nang and 2 days in Hoi An.
+ Expected spending in Central Vietnam is about 3-5 million VND/person
ONE WEEK IN SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTH
If Northern Vietnam is famous for majestic terraced fields and Central Vietnam is famous for beautiful beaches, Southern Vietnam is famous for modern cities and the unique ecosystem of the Mekong Delta.
2 days in Nha Trang
From Hoi An, take the bus to Nha Trang, we recommend The Sinh Tourist Bus (Add 587 Hai Ba Trung, Hoi An), travel time is about 11 hours, the fare is 250 000 VND. Nha Trang is a coastal city in Khanh Hoa province; it has long been known as a tropical sea paradise.
1 day in Muine
Located in Binh Thuan province, 180 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Muine is known as a land of sea and sand. Muine is a sea paradise with clear blue water and white sand. From Nha Trang, you can take the bus to Muine, we recommend The Sinh Tourist Bus (Add 130 Hung Vuong, Nha Trang), fare is 120 000 VND, 4,5 hours.
2 days in Ho Chi Minh City
From Muine, you can take the bus to Ho Chi Minh City, we recommend Hanh Cafe bus (Add 144 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Muine), fare is 130 000 VND, 4 hours. Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is the biggest city in Vietnam, has long been known as the Pearl of the Far East. Come to Saigon, don’t forget to visit the War Remnants Museum and Cu Chi Tunnels. Please read top 11 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City.
2 days in Mekong Delta
The last destination for the Vietnam Itinerary 3 Weeks is the Mekong Delta. From Ho Chi Minh City, you take the bus to Can Tho, we recommend Phuong Trang bus (at Mien Tay Bus Station), fare is 110 000 VND, travel time is about 3,5 hours. The Mekong Delta is a delta with a unique ecosystem, hard to find anywhere else on earth, and Can Tho is an attractive destination. Come to Can Tho, don’t forget to visit Cai Rang Floating Market, and enjoy a cool coconut.
+ Another attractive place in the Mekong Delta is My Tho. You can buy a tour to visit the Mekong Delta in Ho Chi Minh City, popular 2-day-1-night tour from 1 000 000 VND/person, departing in Ho Chi Minh City.
+ Expected spending in Southern Vietnam is about 3-5 million VND/person.
+ Refer to where to stay in Southern Vietnam to find deals from our partners.
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