3 Weeks in Vietnam

Itinerary details

3-week Vietnam itinerary - Vietnamnomad

Ho Chi Minh City → Can Tho → Ho Chi Minh City → Mui Ne → Dalat → Nha Trang → Quy Nhon → Da Nang → Hoi An → Hue → Quang Binh → Ninh Binh → Ha Long Bay → Hanoi → Sapa → Hanoi


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Step By Step

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Ho Chi Minh City

2 days

Things to do: War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Skydeck, Bui Vien Street, Cu Chi Tunnels.

Ho Chi Minh City  Mekong Delta: Tour (2 days 1 night, Vietfuntravel, The Sinh Tourist)

  • Price: 1.250.000 VND (52 USD)

Mekong Delta

2 days

Things to do: Lan Island, Phung Island, Vinh Trang Pagoda (My Tho), Cai Rang floating market (Can Tho).

The tour will take you back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Ho Chi Minh City → Mui Ne: Bus (Hanh Cafe, Tam Hanh Bus)

  • Travel time: 4h 30m
  • Fare: 150.000 VND

Mui Ne

1 day

Things to do: Mui Ne Beach, Sand Dunes, Po Shanu Cham Towers.

Mui Ne Dalat: Bus (An Phu Bus)

  • Travel time: 3h 45m
  • Fare: 150.000 VND


1 day

Things to do: Xuan Huong Lake area, Dalat Railway Station, Chicken Church, Linh Phuoc Pagoda.

Dalat  Nha Trang: Bus (Phuong TrangThe Sinh Bus)

  • Travel time: 3h
  • Fare: 135.000 VND

Nha Trang

1 day

Things to do: Nha Trang Beach, Vinpearl Land, Po Nagar Cham Towers, Dam market.

Nha Trang Quy Nhon: Bus (Phuc Thuan Thao – Nha Trang Central Bus Station)

  • Travel time: 5h
  • Fare: 120.000 VND

Quy Nhon

1 day

Things to do: Ky Co, Eo Gio, Twin Towers, Queen’s Beach.

Quy NhonDa Nang: Bus (Phuong Trang, Hoang Long)

  • Travel time: 6h 30m
  • Fare: 220.000 VND

Da Nang

2 days

Things to do: My Khe Beach, Ba Na Hills, Marble Mountains, Museum of Cham Sculpture.

Da NangHoi An: Bus (01)

  • Travel time: 45 minutes
  • Fare: 30.000 VND

Hoi An

1 day

Things to do: An Bang Beach, the ancient town, Bay Mau Coconut Forest.

Hoi AnHue: Bus (Hanh Cafe, The Sinh Bus)

  • Travel time: 3h 45m
  • Fare: 100.000 VND


1 day

Things to do: The Imperial Citadel of Hue, Thien Mu Pagoda, Khai Dinh Tomb, Tu Duc Tomb, Dong Ba Market.

Hue → Quang Binh: Bus (Hoang Long)

  • Travel time: 4h
  • Fare: 170.000 VND
3 week Vietnam itinerary - Quang Binh

Quang Binh

1 day

Things to do: Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, Paradise Cave, Nhat Le Beach.

Quang BinhNinh Binh: Train (Dong Hoi – Ninh Binh)

  • Travel time: 8h
  • Fare: 300.000 VND

Ninh Binh

2 days

Things to do: Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Mua Cave, Trang An Landscape Complex, Bai Dinh Pagoda.

Ninh Binh → Ha Long Bay: Bus (The Long Bus)

  • Travel time: 5h
  • Fare: 300.000 VND

Ha Long Bay

1 day

Things to do: Ha Long Bay, Tuan Chau Island.

Ha Long Bay → Hanoi: Bus   (Trung Thanh Limousine)

  • Travel time: 1h 30m
  • Fare: 220.000 VND


2 days

Things to do: Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Old Quarter, Temple of Literature, Dong Xuan Market, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

Hanoi → Sapa: Bus (Fansipan Express Bus)

  • Travel time: 6h 10m
  • Fare: 250.000 VND


1 day

Things to do: Sapa Stone Church, Ham Rong Mountain, Cat Cat Village, Ta Van Village.

Sapa → Hanoi: Bus (Fansipan Express Bus)

You take bus number 86 (30.000 VND) to Noi Bai international airport from Hanoi center, ending your 3-week itinerary in Vietnam.

A few notes

  • Click on the links (names) of the bus operators, airlines to book tickets directly. You should book train tickets on the official website of the Vietnam Railway Corporation: dsvn.vn.
  • Click on the photo to see a detailed travel guide for each destination.
  • The above recommendations (tours, hotels, bus operators, and airlines) are all selected from the most suitable ones, with no advertising and affiliate marketing, so you can rest assured with these suggestions.
  • Refer to the Vietnam travel guide for more information on Vietnam tourism.

3 weeks in Vietnam cost

The cost for 3 weeks in Vietnam is about 750 USD, which is the average expenditure of many tourists. Here are some fixed costs:

  • Transportation costs: about 120 USD.
  • The cost of staying in a private hotel/homestay is about 15-20 USD/night. If you are a solo traveler, hostels can be an economical option (about 5 USD/night). Learn more about accommodation in Vietnam.
  • The cost of food is about 10-15 USD/person/day.
  • Admission to monuments, museums, and attractions costs around 1-2 USD.

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