How can we build a Vietnam itinerary 3 weeks that allows us to enjoy the country’s charms and beauty? Although Viet Nam is a small nation, this country has so many must-see attractions. Do you want to know the most convenient and efficient approach to going here? Let Wolo Tours try to help you build an optimal plan to discover Vietnam in 3 weeks in the following article. Read it now!

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1. Vietnam Itinerary 3 weeks: Recommended Routes

Vietnam is a tropical country in Southeast Asia, at the crossroads of the world’s sea routes. Vietnam’s tropical monsoon environment provides abundant ecological variety. Furthermore, Vietnam has an S shape with 3620 kilometres of coastline with rich tourism and seafood potential. Let’s create a full plate that includes the following must-see destinations in Vietnam.

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Viet Nam is a beautiful country with many attractive destinations

1.1 Day 1-3: Ha Noi

If you want to enjoy the harmonious beauty between the modern and the tradition, come to Hanoi. This place is the ideal balance of bustling life and peaceful relaxation. As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has its own beauty that does not overlap anywhere. Undoubtedly, the scenery and the people here will leave you with many great memories.

1.1.1 Where to stay in Ha Noi

Hanoi has a wide variety of accommodation types in different price segments to suit your requirements:

  • Budget: With a small budget, you can try to ask for local accommodation; if you prove trustworthy and meet an easygoing family, you can stay overnight. Another option is to stay in motels, or budget hostels, where the price is relatively low and comfortable.
  • Mid-range: With a little higher segment, you can rent a hotel in the center of Hanoi with complete facilities like air conditioning, comfortable beds, and a clean bathroom… for only $ 20 – $ 30 per night.
  • Luxury: If you want a more upscale experience when coming to Hanoi, try Hanoi Paradise Center Hotel & Spa, Hanoi Emerald Waters Hotel Valley,… These hotels provide high-end restaurant and spa services and quick access to major attractions and essential facilities.
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Hotel in Ha Noi


1.1.2 How to get from Hanoi International Airport to the city centre?

  • By bus: Many bus routes go from the airport to other locations in Hanoi. Although you may have to walk from the bus stop to where you want to go, taking the bus is a worthwhile experience.

You need to prepare Vietnamese currency, which significantly changes because bus tickets are only from 7000 VND to 8000 VND per trip. The easiest way to travel by bus is to use Google Maps, enter the name of the place you want to go to, and this app will indicate which bus you need to take and which route to walk.

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Many bus routes go from the airport to other locations in Hanoi

  • By taxi: One way that costs more but is easier and more convenient to move is by taxi. Just sit in a taxi and say where you want to go, and the driver will take you there. In addition, you can also take the options to go by motorbike or car through taxi-booking mobile apps such as Grab, Be, Goject,…

1.1.3 Day 1

  • Explore the Old Quarter: The Old Quarter is the ideal place to go after a long trip with complicated procedures and processes. Here, you can relax and contemplate the houses and streets with their ancient features.
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After a long trip with complicated procedures and processes, Old Quarter is the ideal place to go

  • St Joseph’s Cathedral: This is a symbol of longevity over time. St Joseph’s Cathedral was built a long time ago, but up to now, it still retains its ancient, solemn, and attractive features.
  • Eat a Banh Mi (Vietnamese sandwich): Crispy bread crust with diverse flavors will surely make you satisfied and want to eat a second bread.
  • Shopping – Made in Vietnam: You will be surprised by the very affordable and Vietnamese-style objects in Hanoi.


1.1.4 Day 2

  • Train Street: The Hanoi Train Street is a functional railway line that you can stroll along, with inhabitants selling anything from fruit to souvenirs, as well as a variety of cafés where you can rest and relax. Simply walk over, snap your pictures, and relax with a mango smoothie while watching the world (and maybe the train) go past.
  • Phung Hung – Mural Street: Vietnam is a country famous for motorcycles. Here, there are so many motorbikes that you must be overwhelmed. Phung Hung is a prominent street with lots of places selling motorbikes. In particular, there are many antique motorcycles here that are cherished as true works of art,
  • Dong Xuan Market: This is typical of traditional Vietnamese markets. Not only has everything you need, but you will also be surprised by the super low price of the product sold here.
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Dong Xuan Market

  • Street Food Tour: Hanoi is a city with many universities. Therefore, the number of students living here is vast. They always have fascinating places to eat; you can ask a student to suggest some places to eat, which will be exciting.

1.1.5 Day 3

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: The next destination recommended is Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the resting place of former Vietnam leader Ho Chi Minh. Come here, and you will immerse yourself in a tranquil and solemn space where all the people in Vietnam are cherished.
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The next destination recommended is Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

  • Note Coffee: The Note Café is a coffee shop near Hoan Kiem Lake, with a great view and a special menu with many exciting things.
  • Hoan Kiem Lake: Around this lake is a walking street. On the weekends, many people come here with friends and family to play street games and watch young people dance,… Many people even come here to improve their English by talking to foreigners. You might come across some interesting things.
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Ho Hoan Kiem is a must-see destination in Viet Nam

1.2 Day 4-6: Sapa

Sapa town is located at the head of a steep valley filled with spectacular rice terraces, which are continuously farmed today as they have been for decades. Enticing ribbons of the road lead the eye down to the valley level, white-water rivers flow through rice paddies, and beautiful green mountains reach as far as the eye can see.

Downtown, dine on Vietnamese or European-inspired food, and do not miss the Saturday night “love market,” a one-of-a-kind culture found nowhere else in the world.

1.2.1 Where to stay in Sapa

  • Luxury: The high-class hotel in Sapa has a lovely perspective of the harmony between earth and heaven, and you may enjoy an entirely natural and extraordinarily romantic place. Furthermore, these hotels offer various leisure services such as massage, hot spring bath, and an infinity pool,… Some famous hotels are Topas Ecolodge Hotel, Sapa Relax Hotel & Spa, and Sapa Legend Hotel & Spa…
  • Mid-range: It is recommended that you splash out for a room with a view of the surrounding mountains. The wifi is excellent, the rooms have spacious bathtubs, and it’s a short walk into town. Some well-known hotels with cheap rates are Bonjour Sa Pa Hotel, Sapa Valley View Hotel,…
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It is recommended that you splash out for a room with a view of the surrounding mountains

  • Budget: You can choose Homestay, a new type of accommodation with a local residence style. The feature of Homestay is that guests staying here have the opportunity to visit and socialize with a local family for a fee, of course, much cheaper than staying at a hotel. It’s an affordable accommodation options ideal for travelers of all ages who enjoy independent experiences.

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1.2.2 How to get from Hanoi to Sapa?

  • By train (and bus): The bus cost is relatively cheap compared to other modes of transportation. However, the bus usually doesn’t get you where you need to go, and you must go through quite complicated transfers.
  • By bus/minivan: This move may take a little less time. However, your trip’s start and end times may not match your schedule. Thus, you should consider planning your time and choosing the right bus.
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Tourists can get to Sapa by train

1.2.3 Day 4

  • Go on a hike: With the majestic and poetic beauty in Sapa, a walk is ideal for enjoying and admiring the beautiful scenery here thoroughly. You can venture out on a Google Map, but the mountains are often dangerous. So choose an experienced instructor who can guide you.
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With the majestic and poetic beauty in Sapa, a hike is ideal for enjoying and admiring the beautiful scenery here fully

  • Boat trip on Lake Sapa: Come to Sapa, you should rent a boat and slowly admire the scenery here. With a peaceful space of rivers and mountains, you will forget everyday life’s troubles and connect with yourself and nature more.

1.2.4 Day 5

  • Tram Ton Pass: This pass is often known as O Quy Ho or Sky Gate (Cong Troi), but its real name is Tram Ton Pass. Coming to the pass, you not only have the opportunity to see the dangerous but poetic mountains, but you can also watch the sunset at the most beautiful location in Vietnam.
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Tram Ton Pass

  • Silver Waterfall: You may easily travel through Silver Falls from Tram Ton Pass. The fresh and white water here absolutely takes your breath away. Furthermore, the cuisine here is unique and varied for you to enjoy.

1.2.5 Day 6

Overcoming the dangerous pass roads, Muong Hoa is a worthy place for you to put in the effort to get there. With its unique cultural features, from costumes to food and scenery.

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Muong Hoa Valley

1.3 Day 7-9: Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay

Coming to Vietnam, you can not end your journey without visiting Ha Long Bay. Coming here, you will surely fill your camera memory with stunning views of islands and caves.

In addition, Bai Tu Long is also a very worthy place to visit. This place is somewhat more peaceful than Ha Long Bay because this is a less well-known destination. However, the pristine beaches, captivating natural beauty, and fresh air here will undoubtedly make you not disappointed.

1.3.1 Where to stay in Ha Long Bay

  • Luxury: Since Quang Ninh is a famous tourist city, many luxury hotels have professional and high-end styles. Some hotels with super beautiful spaces and suitable locations are Vinpearl Resort & Spa Ha Long, FLC Grand Hotel Ha Long, Royal Lotus Ha Long Resort & Villa, and Muong Thanh Luxury Quang Ninh Hotel, …
  • Mid-range: Some hotels have comfortable space but reasonable prices, including Tuan Chau Hotel, Muong Thanh Hotel, Vuon Dao Hotel …
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Homestay in Ha Long

  • Budget: If you ignore the quality of accommodation and just want to go outside for a beautiful view of nature, you can choose some budget hostel such as Hometel Ha Long Bay, Ha Long Homestay,…

1.3.2 How to get from Sapa to Ha Long Bay?

  • Sleeper Bus: With about 350.000 VND (15.00 USD/12.00 GBP), you can take a sleeper bus to move to your next destination. There are three daily schedules: 8.00 am, 11.00 am, and 4.00 pm, which takes you 8-9 hours to get from Sapa to Ha Long Bay.
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You can take a sleeper bus to move to your next destination

  • Train (and bus): Train costs between 150,000 and 900,000 VND (about 6.50 to 38.75 USD/5.20 to 31.00 GBP) depending on train and carriage chosen. The journey takes 8.5 hours, and trains depart at various intervals throughout the day and night.

1.3.3 Day 7: Ha Long Bay

In addition to the HaLong Bay that everyone knows, we would like to introduce you to some nearby places to visit, such as:

  • Bai Tho Mountain: Bai Tho Mountain has long been one of Ha Long’s famous climbing and sightseeing spots. This mountain is about 2.3 km from the centre area of Ha Long city. With its location, Bai Tho mountain is only 200m above sea level; from the top of the mountain, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Halong right from above.
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Bai Tho Mountain

  • Bai Chay Bridge: Under hundreds of sparkling lights, Bai Chay Bridge becomes more magical than ever when night falls. That is when the entertainment area bustles, and top-class Halong yachts… give way to a peaceful and romantic Ha Long Bay. Bai Chay Bridge at night also becomes more magical than ever.

1.3.4 Day 8-9: Bai Tu Long Bay

Not only impressed by the mysterious and unspoiled nature, but this majestic bay also has extremely attractive attractions. Coming to the ecotourism area of Bai Tu Long National Park, famous marine specialties make your trip even more enjoyable.

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Bai Tu Long Bay

1.4 Day 10-12: Ninh Binh and Tam Coc

The beautiful scene of Ninh Binh has appeared in many music videos or famous movie scenes because of its sustainable beauty over time. Tam Coc is just one of Ninh Binh’s many landmarks ready to be enjoyed. It possesses a system of limestone mountains, unique historical sites, and spectacular mountains surrounded by winding Ngo Dong.

1.4.1 Where to stay in Tam Coc

When visiting the area, it is strongly suggested to stay in Tam Coc rather than Ninh Binh. The town is particularly well-known for its homestays, which are pretty inexpensive but so clean and inviting. Besides, you can take a luxury alternative if you want.

  • Budget: There are many affordable homestays but with complete services. One of them is Anh Huong Homestay, which is considered to have a great family, cooks delicious food, and is very hospitable.
  • Mid-range: A recommended motel is Mua Caves Ecolodge. This motel is right in front of Mua cave, an ideal place to enjoy nature. Although the motel is located quite far from the center of Tam Coc, you can rent a motorbike or bicycle to enjoy the outdoors and atmosphere.
  • Luxury: If you are financially stable, feel free to choose luxury hotels with beautiful views, many luxurious services, and convenient locations, such as Tam Coc Valley Homestay, Tam Coc River View Homestay, and Tam Coc Mountain View Homestay…
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Homestay in Tam Coc

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1.4.2 How to get from Ha Long Bay to Ninh Binh?

There are numerous modes of transportation available, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks; you must carefully analyze your options before deciding on the best mode of transportation.

  • Private car: You can rent a self-drive car or have a driver to move to Ninh Binh. Currently, there are many shuttle services between tourist destinations, you should negotiate a little for the best price.
  • Minibus: These mini buses usually take longer to move but the cost will be at a lower level.
  • Train: For trains, please keep in mind the train hours to arrange the schedule properly.
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These minibusses usually take longer to move but the cost will be at a lower level

1.4.3 Day 10

Tam Coc is a relatively small area, but many beautiful sights are worth a long view. Therefore, we recommend you rent a bicycle or a motorbike to better explore the environment around here.

  • Tam Coc Boat Tour: This boat excursion along the Ngo Dong river lasts around two hours. During the boat tour, you will travel through three caverns cut out by the river, separated by rice fields, and surrounded by a breathtaking limestone rock landscape.
  • Thai Vi Temple: After returning to dry ground, remount your horse and go to the Thai Vi temple, a lovely old pagoda erected in 1258. After around 10 minutes of cycling, you’ll arrive at the temple, which has its spectacular location in the middle of rice fields and limestone karsts. The temple is free to enter.
  • Bich Dong Pagoda: Bich Dong temple is just 3 kilometers outside Tam Coc. This site is magnificent, surrounded in the front by a lake brimming with water lilies and in the rear by high rocks. You hike up some stairs and through the temples and caves to get a wonderful outlook overlooking the valley and rice fields below.
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Bich Dong Pagoda

1.4.4 Day 11

On the next day, you should wake up a little earlier to experience the following must-see sights in Ninh Binh.

  • Trang An: Trang An is a must-visit place in Ninh Binh. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so it attracts many tourists. For this reason, you should try to travel early to avoid crowds affecting the quality of your trip. Experience on a boat watching the beautiful limestone caves will remind you of Vietnam forever.
  • Chookies: Chookie’s Hideaway is the only restaurant in Ninh Binh City that serves European foods prepared by international chefs: Burger, Sandwich, and Salad. There are several excellent and unique cakes nowhere to be found. In a classic wood oven, fresh pizza is immediately sculpted and cooked.
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Trang An is a must-visit place in Ninh Binh

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1.4.5 Day 12

Hang Mua is a must-visit if you want to appreciate Tam Coc’s natural splendour properly. Visitors may observe the Tam Coc – Bich Dong sprawling fields from the peak of Hang Mua. Furthermore, the numerous lotus ponds here will undoubtedly pique your interest if you enjoy photography.

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Hang Mua is a must-visit if you want to appreciate Tam Coc’s natural splendor properly

1.5 Day 13-14: Hue

Hue, the historical and poetic city on the banks of the Perfume River, is not only famed for Hue culinary culture, scenery, and royal period monuments but also creates many lasting sensations in the hearts of tourists for its great land products. Hue is particular because of clever and skilled individuals who know how to produce a distinct culinary feature.

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Hue, the historic and poetic city on the banks of the Perfume River

1.5.1 Where to stay in Hue

You can find a place that suits you by consulting the information from online bookroom service’s websites. Here are some famous ones:

  • Luxury: Some hotels to consider are the Banyan Tree Lang Co Hotel, La Residence Hotel & Spa, and Angsana Lang Co,…
  • Mid-range: Some hotels with full amenities and convenience are Cherish Hue Hotel, Hue Nino Hotel,…
  • Budget: With affordable prices, some hotels, although small and located a bit far from the Hue city center, still have full amenities. There are some homestays with quite a low price, which are Hue Happy Homestay, Ivy House, and Nemo Homestay,…
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Luxury Resort in Hue

1.5.2 How to get from Ninh Binh to Hue?

  • By train: You should choose to buy a ticket from the Vietnam Railway. This is a professional company, on-time, comfortable, and clean space that helps you feel more comfortable during travel. However, you still have to book a taxi to get to the station, so plan your time carefully to avoid missing the train.
  • By bus: You can go by bus from Ninh Binh to Hue. The process of travelling by bus takes a long time; it can take 15-17 hours. However, the good news is that buses are being upgraded daily to become more modern and comfortable, so this is also a good travel option.
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You can go by bus from Ninh Binh to Hue

1.5.3 Day 13

On day 13 of 3 weeks in Vietnam itinerary, you can loosen up to feel the harmonious beauty between ancient and modern Hue city.

  • Imperial City: On your first day in Hue, try to immerse yourself in the vast area of the Imperial City. Many temples, monuments, and museums here bear the stamp of a bygone imperial age. The entrance fee is a bit high, about 200,000 VND, but well worth it for a unique and unforgettable experience.

Imperial City is currently one of the relics in Viet Nam recognized as a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The imperial capital of Hue has retained its inherent majesty despite many ups and downs in history. The citadel system, located in the heart of Hue, is a delicate combination of architectural quintessence and incredible natural beauty.

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On your first day in Hue, try to immerse yourself in the vast area of the Imperial City

  • Bistro 34: After you have immersed yourself in the past, we suggest you should hit up a modern space. Many visitors enjoy Bistro 34 because of its gorgeous setting, high-quality food, and outstanding service.

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1.5.4 Day 14

On your final day in Hue, rent a motorbike and prepare a map to visit the graves of old monarchs, the invaluable heritage of Hue and Vietnam.

  • Tomb of Khai Dinh: In addition to the stone statues built outside the mausoleum, many delicate carved gold statues are also in the mausoleum. Visitors can observe with their own eyes and touch the objects used by the king in the past.
  • Tomb of Tu Duc: Many things make you excited. The lotus lagoons, small bridges spanning the lake, and pagodas filled with the smell of incense and smoke…
  • Tomb of Minh Mang: Emperor Minh Mang’s mausoleum is an architectural complex consisting of palaces, castles, lakes, and flower gardens,… The mausoleum looks like a person lying down to rest, the knee on Kim Phung mountain, the foot comfortably on the river junction, the two halves of Trung Minh lake like a natural surrendering arm.
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Tomb of Khai Dinh

1.6 Day 15: Hai Van Pass

The road to conquer Hai Van’s pass is not easy with the winding and meandering roads along the mountainside. Hai Van Pass stands out amidst a thousand, like a silk strip across the legs of clouds, like a fairyland.

From Hai Van pass, visitors can see far away with a majestic high mountain on one side and a vast sea on the other, all blending, creating a magnificent natural picture.

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The road to conquer Hai Van pass is not easy with the winding and meandering roads along the mountainside

The closer you get to the top of Hai Van Pass, the more you will be overwhelmed by the beautiful natural scenery. With the sound of mountains and forests, the chill of the wind, of the mist, coming, you will have an unforgettable feeling.

1.7 Day 16-17: Hoi An

Hoi An tourism leaves a lasting impact with the calm of the old town, the artisan village, the untamed beauty of the sea, and memorable excellent foods. You will not be disappointed if you include this city on your Vietnam travel itinerary 3 weeks.

1.7.1 Where to stay in Hoi An

  • Luxury: The premium resort in Hoi An features a private beach and numerous excellent resort facilities such as massage, spa, gym, and game room,… Some hotels that surely satisfy you are The Nam Hai Resort, Anantara Hoi An Resort, and Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An,…
  • Mid-range: East-West Villa is considered a very value-for-money hotel in the same price range as hotels in Hoi An. The outstanding advantage of this hotel is the beautiful space, delicious breakfast, and spacious swimming pool, … However, one problem you may mind is that the wifi here is not very good.
  • Budget: Now that there are so many things to see in Hoi An, many of you may spend the entire day exploring and only need an essential spot to take a rest. If so, you can spend the night at an inexpensive budget motel like Phuc An motel, Pebble motel,…
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Mansion Hoi An, a mid-range hotel in Hoi An

1.7.2 Day 16

  • Wander the old town: If you wake up early in the morning, take a walking tour and try enjoying the hot cakes of the old town street vendor, you will find that life has many simple but beautiful things.
  • Dress/Suit shopping: Hoi An is well-known for its talented and competent tailors. So, why would you pass up the opportunity to have your designed clothes? You will get a perfect suit at a very reasonable price.
  • Lantern lighting: Hoi An’s lanterns are a distinct cultural element. You can buy a lantern, light it, and cast your wishes into the river. The locals believe that it will come true if you get off the lantern and make a wish.
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Hoi An’s lanterns are a distinct cultural element

  • Enjoy the night market: After lighting the lanterns, explore the night market here with small decorations, stylish clothes, and diverse food, …

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1.7.3 Day 17

When most people think of Hoi An, they think of the ancient town, the Cau pagoda, and the Hoai River, with its antique and straightforward beauty that draws many visitors. Thus, they forget that Hoi An has numerous beautiful beaches.

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Wonderful beach in Hoi An

The beaches near the city centre, which are easy to move to are An Bang beach, and Cua Dai beach,… The green coconut trees, white sandy beaches, and romantic blue water will be a miracle for your soul.

1.8 Day 18: Da Nang

3 weeks in Vietnam itinerary cannot be complete without Da Nang, a beautiful, modern coastal city. However, to conserve time and optimize your itinerary, you should just visit Da Nang briefly, just long enough to appreciate some of the beauty and life here before flying to Ho Chi Minh City at night.

1.8.1 How to get from Hoi An to Da Nang?

  • By bus: Hoi An is quite close to Da Nang, so taking a bus is a good choice. There are many buses, and the frequency of trips is also dense, so you can quickly jump on a bus and get to where you want quickly.
  • By taxi: You can use taxi-booking mobile apps such as Grab, Be, and Goject, which cost around 400,000 VND (approx. 17.25 USD/13.80 GBP)
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Visitors can take a taxi to get from Hoi An to Da Nang

1.8.2 Day 18

Da Nang has many beautiful locations to explore. However, because of limited time, we would like to recommend a place that is unique in Da Nang – The Golden Bridge in Ba Na Hills.

Golden Bridge is regarded not only as an architectural masterpiece but also as a work of art that blends the standards and harmony of human ingenuity and beautiful nature. When viewed, everyone must admire the image of mother nature’s gigantic mossy hands supporting the bridge when viewed. It’s a truly stunning and magnificent scene.

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The Golden Bridge in Ba Na Hills

1.9 Day 19-21: Ho Chi Minh City

For a long time, Saigon has become a city that many people can not forget; tourists come and do not want to leave. Throughout the length of development, Saigon is constantly absorbing and refining the quintessence of the West.

Furthermore, the transition between old and new, the intersection between East and West, and the impact of many cultural currents created unique features for Saigon that made many people fall in love.

1.9.1 Where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon is a huge city with many different living standards. There are many types of accommodation you can choose:

  • Luxury: Some famous high-end hotels are Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81, Hotel Nikko Saigon, and Caravelle Saigon Hotel, … These hotels own luxurious rooms with city views, professional design, and a variety of services, …
  • Mid-range: With only from 500,000 to 1,500,000 VND (25 $ – 70 $) per night, you can choose to stay in mid-range hotels with full amenities, beautiful design, and convenient location, … Famous mid-range hotels in Saigon are Grand Cititel Central Saigon Hotel, The Odys Boutique Hotel, Chez Mimosa Corner, …
  • Budget: Some hotels or motels with only essential utilities and moderate areas have very cheap prices that you can choose from are Hoa Vinh Hotel, Hoang Kim Hotel, and Thanh Hong Hotel,…
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High-end hotels in Sai Gon

1.9.2 How to get from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City?

There are numerous types of navigation you can choose from. If you want to see more of the street, you can take the bus or rent a motorcycle, but it will take a long time. As a result, we recommend that you take a plane.

To save time, fly directly from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City. However, if you have enough time and want to experience more, we recommend some attractive tourist attractions near Da Nang at the end of the article.

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You can skip some places and fly directly from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh city by domestic plane

1.9.3 Day 19

  • War Remnants Museum: Vietnam is famous for being a small country but has steadfastly passed through thousands of years of slavery. From time immemorial, Vietnamese people have always shown themselves a firm will and an iron spirit against all invaders. And this museum is the place to keep any traces of the heroic wars of the Vietnamese people.
  • Lunch at Bun Cha 145: This is a top-rated dining destination for both Vietnamese and foreign tourists. It is advisable to come here to recharge before the final steps of your Vietnam itinerary 3 weeks.
  • Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels: This place has 3 different deep floors; the highest floor is about 3m from the ground, the middle floor is 6m from the environment, and the deepest floor is up to 12m. This is one of 6 famous artificial works in the world today. Besides, the Cu Chi tunnel tourist area is also in the top 7 most exotic destinations.
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Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels

1.9.4 Day 20

  • Chinatown and the Thien Hau Pagoda: The Chinatown reflects how much China has influenced Vietnam. After wandering around this street with numerous distinctive cultural aspects, you should visit Thien Hau pagoda. Thien Hau pagoda has a very different structure than other temples in Vietnam due to the Chinese design, which will entice you to discover.
  • Ben Thanh Market: This location is not just a business location, but it has also witnessed numerous changes in Sai Gon throughout the years. Tourists come to Ben Thanh market not only to buy but also to discover a city’s typical image and personality and to see the people’s everyday lives.
  • Nguyen Hue Walking Street: It’s refreshing to see a pedestrian street in a city plagued by mopeds. Walking around the pedestrian street, you should try some things from the street vendors here. The products here are quite cheap but very diverse and exciting.
  • Pizza and a cocktail: After a long day roaming around the city, it is time for you to enjoy some cocktails. You should choose a very high place to see the city at night, the ideal location is Bitexco Financial Tower.
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You should visit Thien Hau pagoda after wandering around the street

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1.9.5 Day 21

Maybe this is your last day in Ho Chi Minh City, and you either have a flight leaving today or a few hours to explore the last things this city offers. On your final day, we recommend taking a tour of the city’s colonial buildings to observe the French influence on this Asian giant. Among the places to see are:

  • Saigon Post Office: 2 Công xa Paris, Ben Nghe, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh 710009, Vietnam
  • Colonial City Hall: 86 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh 710212, Vietnam
  • Statue of Ho Chi Minh: 110 Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

And on the evening of your last day, try to experience the sunset on the boat. You can choose a cruise ship, public boat or luxury boat. The prices for each boat type vary, usually ranging from 0.65 USD (0.50 GBP) to 100 USD (85 GBP).

  • Bonus – day trip to the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City

If you are not satisfied with what you experience in Ho Chi Minh City or you simply have enough time, try going to the Mekong Delta to explore more. This delta is famous for its many natural specialities. A floating market on the river is also a destination worth trying. You will be impressed by its culture and lovely people here.

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Colonial City Hall

2. Bonus destinations to add to your 3 weeks in Vietnam itinerary

In addition to the attractions worth visiting mentioned above, Vietnam features a plethora of additional stunning sights. It would be fantastic if you could spend more time seeing some of the fantastic destinations listed below.

2.1 Da Lat

Da Lat is an ideal destination with fresh air and clean food. Some places you can visit:

  • Cable Car
  • Waterfalls
  • Crazy House
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Crazy House in Da Lat

2.2 Mui Ne

Red and white sand dunes are the most prominent attraction in Mui Ne. It is exactly what you imagine a desert to be. This destination is a large stretch of pure, desolate terrain. The enormous dunes encircle the entire area, making you feel like Laurence of Arabia, walking across a barren portion of the Sahara Desert.

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Red and white sand dunes are the most prominent attraction in Mui Ne

2.3 Nha Trang

Those who have never had the opportunity to set foot on Nha Trang beach city to immerse themselves in the blue sea water, lie on the silky sandy beach, or observe the lovely natural moments will be unable to forget about this stunning land.

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Nha Trang is a lovely land

2.4 Phong Nha

The cave is 7,729 m long, 20-25m wide, 10m high, and 83m deep, with 12 main caverns and numerous branches connecting them. This location is notable for its abundance of stalactites in a variety of stunning and eye-catching shapes, as well as its cool and pleasant ambiance.

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Phong Nha is notable for its abundance of stalactites in a variety of stunning and eye-catching shapes

2.5 Phu Quoc Island

You can visit Phu Quoc to go diving, view coral, sunbathe on a white sand beach, and so on. The food here is also incredibly varied and appealing, and it will undoubtedly make you fall in love.

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Phu Quoc Island

3. Best time to visit Vietnam

The best time for Vietnam itinerary 3 weeks is a bit tricky. The weather in Vietnam varies greatly depending on the season and place. The ideal time is probably around November or December.

This is when you can experience both the mild cold of the northern autumn and the scorching sun of the southern summer. In addition, this time, the weather has just passed the hurricane season, which will help your travel process more smoothly.

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The most ideal time to visit VietNam is probably around November or December.

4. Cost of Vietnam travel itinerary 3 weeks

The cost of a 3 itinerary in Vietnam is meagre. Delicious food is available everywhere, from street vendors to restaurants, and everything is affordable. There are also reasonably priced hotels, motels, and guesthouses scattered over the country from which you can select to meet your needs.

However, if you want to have more luxury resorts or live out of a suitcase faster, you can invest more money in this vacation with various choices. On average, the cost of some main services are listed below:

  • Hotel: 6 – 100 USD / night
  • Hostel: 5 – 20 USD / night
  • Food: 2 – 30 USD / day
  • Entrance Fee: 1 – 5 USD / day
  • Transport: 5 – 15 USD / day
  • Airbnb: 10 – 80 USD / night
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There are many street foods that has low price but it is so delicious

5. Do I need a visa for my Vietnam itinerary 3 weeks?

Yes. You need a visa before coming to Vietnam. You can register a 30-day or 90-day access to suit your travel schedule. You should apply for a visa three weeks before the time suggested itinerary for Vietnam 3 weeks, in case you have to wait a long time or the documents, are defective.

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You need a visa before coming to Vietnam

For added convenience, you can apply for an electronic visa at Wolo Tours. With a team of staff with many years of experience in the industry, your visa application process will become much more accurate and quick. In addition to the reasonable fee at Wolo Tours, you also receive reliable advice and guidance to get the complete administrative papers.

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In the above article, we have built up a Vietnam itinerary 3 weeks. Looking at Vietnam through the screen, are you eager to come to this diverse and beautiful country? However, the trip procedures can be quite complicated, and you do not know how to complete all the papers, which is necessary? Contact Wolo Tours immediately for helpful assistance to have the most convenient trip!