Ultimate 3 week Vietnam itinerary

Here’s my detailed travel guide on the ultimate 3 week Vietnam  itinerary, including the must-sees, must-dos and must-eats, plus how to  get from A to B, where to stay, and more!

Days 1-2: Hanoi

Vietnam’s capital city is a busy but well-preserved mix of French and  Chinese influences, where Parisian-style cathedrals sit amongst ancient  pagodas.

Some of my favourite things to do in Hanoi

– Do a food tour around Hanoi’s Old Quarter – Visit Hanoi’s night market

Days 3-5: Halong Bay two night cruise

Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s icons, and for good reason. 

How to choose a Halong Bay cruise

I decided to go for this two night cruise from Hanoi, it was with Phoenix Cruises and I booked it on the Klook app.

The people are friendly and helpful, the food is one of my favourite  Asian cuisines, and the value for money is near-unbeatable (right up  there with India I’d say!).

At the very least, Vietnam is an essential addition to any South East  Asia itinerary, and if you have the time, it’s worth spending at least  two or three weeks in Vietnam, if not more.