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Vietnam trip ideas

Vietnam trip ideas

All of the itinerary ideas below can be tailored just for you

Vietnam was Audley’s first destination, and our passion for the country remains strong, with our specialists continuing to seek out the best accommodation, guides and excursions to ensure your trip creates life-long memories. Our itinerary ideas include both the country's main cities and sights as well as less visited places such as central Vietnam, the idyllic islands of Phu Quoc or Con Dao, bustling markets, colorful hill tribes and incredible scenery. Use these travel suggestions as a starting point as you plan your vacation and we can then tailor each one to your own interests and preferences.

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Ideas for your trip to Vietnam

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Vietnam, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

Essential Vietnam

  • Drift among stunning limestone karst scenery on a traditional junk in Halong Bay.

  • Unearth Vietnam's modern and ancient history in imperial Hue.

  • Shop and relax in charming Hoi An.

  • Explore the French influence in the bustling cities of Hanoi and Saigon.

  • Cruise the Mekong Delta and visit Cai Rang floating market on a converted rice barge.

11 Days from $3,385pp

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Exploring the Mekong and Angkor Wat

  • Cruise through the lush Mekong Delta region and visit the floating markets.

  • Watch the sunrise stream through the giant creeper fig trees at Ta Prohm.

  • Soak up the atmosphere of Saigon.

  • Learn about Cambodia's modern and ancient history in Phnom Penh.

12 Days from $3,610pp

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Adventurous Vietnam

  • Take in the stunning Tonkinese Alps with light treks around the mountain town of Sapa.

  • Stay overnight in the world's third largest known cave, Hang En in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

  • Drive through Mu Cang Chai, one of the most beautiful road journeys in Asia.

  • Visit the Rhododendron Falls in Bach Ma National Park.

  • Spend time in the UNESCO protected towns of Hue and Hoi An.

16 Days from $4,300pp

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Central Highlands of Vietnam

  • Experience the well preserved shop houses and cobbled streets of Hoi An.

  • Travel along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

  • Visit the traditional 'Rong' houses of Kon Tum.

  • Observe the faded colonial grandeur of Dalat.

  • Take in Saigon after dark on a unique Vespa tour.

12 Days from $4,325pp

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Highlights of Vietnam

  • Experience time in the capital Hanoi, and the vibrant city of Saigon.

  • Take a seaplane and explore the waters of Halong Bay by air.

  • Visit the UNESCO protected monuments of Hue and the preserved heritage of Hoi An.

  • Relax on the beaches of Phu Quoc.

14 Days from $4,995pp

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Cruising the Mekong from Saigon to Siem Reap

  • Enjoy eight days exploring the mighty Mekong aboard the beautiful RV Mekong.

  • Explore cosmopolitan Saigon.

  • Explore the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.

  • Spend two days discovering the incredible temples of Angkor.

13 Days from $5,115pp

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Discover Indochina: Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia tour

  • Take in five of Indochina's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Soak up the charming atmosphere of Luang Prabang.

  • Gain a new wardrobe in Hoi An with a visit to a tailor.

  • Learn about Cambodia's modern history in Phnom Penh.

  • Marvel at the scale and majesty of the temples of Angkor.

14 Days from $5,130pp

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Central Vietnam's culture & coast

  • Explore the charming streets of Hoi An's UNESCO recognised Old Town.

  • Stray off the beaten track and visit a Co Tu village.

  • Visit Rhododendron Falls in Bach Ma National Park.

  • Unearth Vietnam's modern and ancient history in imperial Hue.

  • Relax on the idyllic beach of Lang Co.

13 Days from $5,220pp

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Cruising the Red River

  • Begin your trip in Hong Kong where east meets west.

  • Explore the charming Vietnamese capital Hanoi where the organised chaos is perfectly contrasted by the serene temples and beautiful lakes.

  • Embark on a river cruising adventure through lesser visited parts of Northern Vietnam.

  • Visit the hill tribes in the spectacular Mai Chau Valley.

  • Sail on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay.

15 Days from $5,245pp

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Classic Vietnam

  • Explore the colourful hill-tribes of the Tonkinese Alps.

  • Drift among stunning limestone karst scenery on a traditional junk on Halong Bay.

  • Unearth Vietnam's modern and ancient history in imperial Hue.

  • Shop and relax in charming Hoi An.

  • Witness typical Vietnamese scenes whilst cruising through the Mekong Delta.

  • Explore the French influence in the bustling cities of Hanoi and Saigon.

17 Days from $5,450pp

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Culinary tour of Vietnam

  • Learn the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine with a series of cooking classes, street food tours and market exploration.

  • Sample some delicious food at local haunts away from the usual tourist options.

  • Discover regional specialities ranging from earthy ethnic Thai cuisine to Hoi An's famed White Rose dumplings.

13 Days from $5,910pp

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Family adventure to Vietnam

  • Kayak through stunning limestone karst scenery at Halong Bay.

  • Take time out to enjoy rural life in Ky Son.

  • Try out a martial arts lesson in Hue.

  • Enjoy a fishing trip in Hoi An, before a barbecue lunch on board the boat.

  • Shop and relaxing on the beach at charming Hoi An.

  • Scramble through the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels near Saigon.

16 Days from $5,995pp

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Following the Mekong: Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam

  • Experience the full flavour of life surrounding the Mekong in Indochina.

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Luang Prabang, Vat Phou and Angkor Wat.

  • Enjoy river cruising in Laos and Vietnam.

  • Explore the vibrant cities of Phnom Penh and Saigon.

20 Days from $7,160pp

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Grand tour of Indochina: Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia

  • Discover buddhist culture in Luang Prabang.

  • Spend a night on a traditional junk cruising among the limestone scenery of Halong Bay.

  • Explore the fascinating towns of Hoi An and Hue.

  • Barter at the bustling markets in the Mekong Delta.

  • Explore the incredible Temples of Angkor.

22 Days from $10,640pp

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