The romantic Vietnam 3 week itinerary for Honeymooners

Vietnam has emerged as a sought-after destination for newly-wed couples, offering a perfect blend of exotic beauty, rich culture, and unforgettable experiences. In this enchanting country, you’ll discover a plethora of activities and romantic locations to create cherished memories with your loved one. From strolling hand-in-hand along pristine beaches to exploring ancient temples and vibrant cities, Vietnam sets the stage for the beginning of your life-long happiness. 

If you have decided to choose Vietnam as your honeymoon destination, get ready to immerse yourselves in the charm of this beautiful country as we guide you through a carefully crafted Vietnam 3 week itinerary that will ignite the spark of romance and create lifelong memories.

Romantic Vietnam 3 week itinerary for your dream honeymoon

A perfect honeymoon is the very first step, marking the beginning of your wonderful life together. Being with the love of your life in the paradise of “Golden Forrest and Silver Sea”, this Vietnam 3 week itinerary is definitely the amorous journey that you are looking for. Read on and explore your ultimate honeymoon with us.

Day 1: Hanoi

Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport as the genuine warmth and hospitality of Vietnam will embrace you. After a seamless immigration process, you will be whisked away to your hotel in the bustling city of Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong National Park
Cuc Phuong National Park

Embark on a full-day adventure to Cuc Phuong National Park, delving into the heart of the jungle. Meet your private guide at your Hanoi hotel and journey to the park. Visit the langurs and the Endangered Primate Rescue Center to witness their natural habitat. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before venturing on a captivating hike through the jungle, immersing yourself in the rare flora and fauna. Capture memorable photos along the trail. As the day concludes, return to your Hanoi hotel, cherishing the unforgettable experiences of the day.

Day 3: Hanoi – Lao Cai

Join us for an exciting full-day tour packed with outdoor activities and cultural immersion. Begin by visiting the fascinating Museum of Ethnology, showcasing the vibrant cultural diversity of Vietnam’s ethnic groups. Explore the historical Hoa Lo Prison and gain insights into Vietnam’s history and wars. Indulge in a delectable lunch of Bún Chả, a traditional Vietnamese dish. Experience the unique Hidden Gem coffee shop, creatively crafted from recycled materials. Enjoy a cup of Vietnamese egg coffee, a must-try delight. Relax in a day-use room before dinner at your leisure. 

In the evening, our guide will transfer you to Hanoi Railway Station for an overnight train journey to Lao Cai. Embrace the local experience on the train, sharing cabins with other passengers and making lasting memories. Restrooms may be basic, so come prepared. Overnight on the train for an unforgettable adventure.

Day 4:  Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van

Sa Pa Love Waterfall
Sa Pa Love Waterfall

Arrive at Lao Cai train station and transfer to Sapa, a charming mountain town. Enjoy breakfast at a cozy restaurant before meeting your local guide. Embark on a leisurely 2 km walk to Cat Cat village, immersed in Hmong culture. Cross the picturesque hanging bridge over Muong Hoa River and trek uphill through bamboo forests, marveling at Vietnam’s stunning rice terraces and panoramic mountain views. Indulge in a delicious lunch at a local Hmong-run restaurant in Y Linh Ho Village. Explore Lao Chai village, home to the Black Hmong, and trek to Ta Van village, where you’ll encounter the Giay minority. Meet your driver at the village’s gate and return to Sapa for an overnight stay.

Day 5: Ta Phin – Sapa – Hanoi

Start your day with a delightful breakfast and a cup of coffee. Meet your guide and driver for a half-day tour of Ta Phin Village. Admire the scenic views on the drive to the village and spend 2 hours exploring the area, interacting with locals, and learning about the culture. Return to downtown for check-out, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and board the luxury bus back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi late evening for your overnight stay in a downtown hotel.

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Experience the iconic beauty of Halong Bay as you embark on an overnight boat trip. Marvel at the thousands of limestone islands jutting out of the emerald sea, forming breathtaking landscapes. Indulge in activities like caving, kayaking, rowing, and swimming, immersing yourself in the wonders of this must-see destination. As the day comes to a close, the cruise anchors among the karst formations, offering a serene and enchanting setting. Enjoy a delightful dinner and spend a memorable night on board, surrounded by the captivating scenery of Halong Bay.

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Day 7: Halong – Hanoi – Dong Hoi/Quang Binh

Wake up early and witness the breathtaking sunrise at a stunning location. Start your day with a revitalizing tai chi class on the sundeck. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and choose between engaging in gentle activities or relaxing on board. Indulge in a buffet brunch as you sail back to the port. Disembark and transfer to Dong Hoi airport for your flight to Phong Nha. Overnight in Phong Nha, surrounded by natural beauty.

Day 8: Paradise Cave – Dark Cave

Phong Nha Paradise cave

Embark on a full-day Phong Nha National Park Tour to explore its popular attractions. Visit the historical 8 Ladies Cave and War Martyr Memorial Temple, marvel at the spectacular Paradise Cave, and experience adventurous activities at Dark Cave, including zip-lining, kayaking, swimming, and a mud bath. Don’t miss this exciting itinerary filled with cultural insights and thrilling adventures.

Day 9: The abandoned valley in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

Your guide will meet you at the hotel in the morning for an amazing full-day tour. Explore the remote Abandoned Valley in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, trekking along the historic Ho Chi Minh trail. Discover the beauty of the Vietnamese tropical forest, visit the Dark Cave, and swim in the crystal-clear spring of Hang En. Enjoy a delicious jungle barbecue prepared by our porter team. This tour provides a unique opportunity to experience authentic Vietnam, support local employment, and immerse yourself in unspoiled natural surroundings.

Day 10: Phong Nha – DMZ – Hue

In the morning, depart from Phong Nha, heading south towards Hue. The first stop is the Vinh Moc tunnel, where you’ll explore the museum and venture underground to witness the village’s unique features. Next, we visit the Hien Luong bridge, located at the 17th parallel, with its notable landmarks and the opportunity to cross to the southern bank of the Ben Hai river. Continuing our journey, we pass by significant sites like the Gio Linh base and Doc Mieu firebase. In Dong Ha city, we have lunch and indulge in the gastronomical delights of Quang Tri province.

In the afternoon, visit the Highway 9 National Cemetery and the iconic Rockpile, before reaching Dakrong bridge, the starting point of the Ho Chi Minh trail. Our adventure continues to Khe Sanh Combat Base, known for its historic battle during the Vietnam War. As we drive back to Dong Ha, soak in the picturesque landscapes of the DMZ area, including acacia forests, tapioca and rubber plantations, and distant stilt houses of the Bru ethnic people. You can even visit a local Bru market to explore their products. Finally, the driver will transfer you to your accommodation in Hue city for an overnight stay.

Day 11: Hue

Join our guided tour where our skilled drivers will take you on a gentle-paced biking adventure through the hidden gems of Vietnam. Explore laneways, canals, and local markets, visit historical sites like the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City in Hue, and indulge in a delightful Buddhist banquet. Experience the perfect blend of scenery, history, culture, and cuisine in one action-packed day. Choose to travel by private vehicle for added convenience and comfort.

Day 12: Hue – Hoi An

Embark on a captivating 160 km journey from Hue to Hoi An, traversing scenic coastal rice paddies and the breathtaking Hai Van Pass. As you ascend to 496m (1,627ft), you’ll be awe-struck by the Top Gear-featured “deserted ribbon of perfection,” one of the world’s finest coastal roads.

En route to Hoi An, explore the enchanting Marble Mountains, a cluster of five hills representing the elements. Arriving in Hoi An, a charming World Heritage village, you’ll be immersed in its rich history, architecture, and vibrant atmosphere. Indulge in shopping, dining, photography, or simply unwind with a massage. Join an orientation walk through Hoi An’s cobbled streets, discovering its preserved buildings, bustling market, and iconic Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda.

Immerse yourself in the town’s cultural heritage with visits to a traditional family house, a family chapel, and the Sa Huynh Museum. Prepare for an unforgettable overnight stay in the magical town of Hoi An.

Day 13: Hoi An

Hoi An Japanese Covered bridge pagoda

Start your day with a delightful cycling tour to a local fishing village along the Thu Bon River. Ride through picturesque country lanes, witnessing the local way of life and traditional rice farming practices. Pedal through palm forests, over bridges, and alongside water buffalo fields. Pause at Cam Thanh Village for a break and hop on a wooden boat for a serene 1.5-hour ride in the Water Coconut Palm Forest. Learn basket boat sailing and try your hand at fishing in the Canal. Next, pedal to Tra Que Organic Vegetable Village, where you’ll discover sustainable farming practices. Participate in a cooking class and savor a delicious traditional lunch. Afterward, enjoy your leisure time. Cycle back to the hotel later in the day.

Day 14: Hoi An 

Relaxation or adventure? The choice is yours in this paradise. Lounge by the pool, bask in the sun at the beach, or pamper yourself with spa treatments. For thrill-seekers, embark on optional activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, or fishing. Immerse yourself in history with a cultural visit to the ancient ruins of My Son. Join the half-day tour to explore these remarkable temples influenced by Hinduism. Learn about their significance and the impact of the Vietnam War. Marvel at the surviving structures amidst the lush surroundings.

Day 15: Hoi An – Danang/Quy Nhon

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and a leisurely morning. Later, you’ll be picked up for the train journey from Da Nang to Quy Nhon. Upon arrival, our private driver will transfer you to your relaxing stay in Quy Nhon. Discover this off-the-beaten-track beach resort, where you’ll experience a warm welcome and untouched beauty. Quy Nhon City offers stunning beaches, captivating landscapes, and rich cultural heritage, making it a delightful destination for both locals and tourists. Spend the night in Quy Nhon, immersed in its peaceful ambiance.

Day 16: Quy Nhon – Tuy Hoa

Quy Nhon Ky Co island
Quy Nhon Ky Co island

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a full-day journey from Quy Nhon to Phu Yen. Visit the unique Gothic-style Màng Lăng Church and Andre Phu Yen Temple to learn about the Quoc Ngu script’s origin. Explore the breathtaking Da Dia rapids, resembling a giant honeycomb, and visit the picturesque Bang Beach. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Discover the filming location of “Yellow Flower” at Bai Xep and capture beautiful moments at the Village School and Dam O Loan. End the day with a visit to Tam Giang Dam on Cai River. Rest and recharge overnight in Tuy Hoa.

Day 17: Tuy Hoa – Nha Trang

After breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel for an incredible day trip from Tuy Hoa to Nha Trang. Explore the ancient Nhan Tower, a symbol of Phu Yen tourism, offering panoramic views of Nui Nhan and Song Da. Witness the breathtaking sunrise at Hai Dang Mui Dien, the easternmost point of Vietnam. Discover the historic Vung Ro Bay, famous for its connection to the Ho Chi Minh trail. Enjoy the beauty of Bai Mon, a picturesque bow-shaped beach perfect for capturing unforgettable moments. Finally, you will be transferred to Nha Trang to spend the night and continue your Vietnam adventure.

Day 18: Nha Trang

Experience the exhilarating thrill of riding a speedboat in the stunning Nha Trang Bay, one of the world’s most beautiful bays. As the boat glides over the endless ocean, surrounded by the vivid blue hues of the sky and sea, an indescribable sense of adventure engulfs you. 

The islands adorned with lush green forests create a protective barrier, while fishing boats return with bountiful catches, adding to the tranquil ambiance. Dive into the coral sanctuaries, where vibrant corals beckon with their brilliance. Snorkel in the Hon Mun coral sanctuary or San Ho Bay, witnessing a mesmerizing world of colorful marine life. Explore the coastal fishing village, gaining insights into the daily lives of the humble fishermen and their seafood cultivation. Unwind on the tranquil Tranh beach, indulging in thrilling water activities like banana floats and water motorbikes. With professional staff ensuring safety, you can embrace the spirit of adventure. Spend the night in Nha Trang, cherishing the memories of this unforgettable journey.

Day 19: Nha Trang – Da Lat

Enjoy a leisurely morning! In the afternoon, transfer to Da Lat, known as “Vietnam’s honeymoon destination”. With its romantic charm nestled amidst mountains, you’ll feel like you’ve entered the French Alps. Discover the town’s allure and pleasant climate, making it an ideal retreat and spend the night here.

Day 20: Da Lat

Newly Wed couples in Dalat, Lam Dong, Vietnam - Vietnam Honeymoon / Source: Tran Long - Pexels
Newly Wed couples in Dalat, Lam Dong, Vietnam – Vietnam Honeymoon / Source: Tran Long – Pexels

Start your day with a delicious breakfast and a steaming cup of coffee. Meet your guide and head to Da Lat Cable Car station for a panoramic view of the city and the stunning pine forest. Take a cable car ride to Tuyen Lam Lake, surrounded by pine trees and home to Truc Lam, the largest Zen University in Vietnam. Enjoy the serene scenery at Phoenix Hill’s flower garden. Visit Datanla waterfall and Bao Dai King’s Summer Palace to learn about Vietnamese culture. Indulge in a local lunch before exploring Da Lat Flower Garden, renowned for its beautiful flowers and picturesque landscapes. Don’t miss the XQ Embroidery village and the impressive Sakyamuni Buddha statue. End your day at the grand Cock Church. Rest overnight in Da Lat.

Day 21: Da Lat – Ho Chi Minh City

After a leisurely morning, our driver will transfer you to Da Lat Airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, our driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, combines French elegance with a modern skyline. Experience the bustling streets filled with motorbikes and the vibrant atmosphere of this unique city. Rest and prepare for an exciting stay in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy the overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 22: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels

Ho Chi Minh Cu Chi Tunnel
Ho Chi Minh Cu Chi Tunnel

Explore Ho Chi Minh City’s architectural wonders on a guided city tour, admiring the blend of historical and modern structures. Visit iconic sites like the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the historic Post Office. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, venture to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an extraordinary underground network used during the Vietnam War. Experience the tunnels firsthand, crawl through the narrow passages, and discover the traps and weapons used in the conflict. Spend the night in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, immersing yourself in its rich history and vibrant culture.

Day 23: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Ben Tre – Can Tho

Mekong Delta Phong Dien floating market
Mekong Delta Phong Dien floating market

Arrive in Cai Be after breakfast, where a warm welcome awaits you. Embark on a boat to explore the vibrant Cai Be inland and floating market, witness the production of local delicacies, and immerse yourself in the daily lives of riverside communities. Don’t forget to indulge in fresh tropical fruits and engage in conversations with locals. Later, check-in at Mekong Rustic Homestay on Tan Phong isles, surrounded by lush fruit gardens. Enjoy tea, welcome fruits, and a delicious Southern-style Vietnamese lunch. Explore the orchards with your host, picking and savoring fruits while listening to Don Ca Tai Tu music. In the afternoon, gather vegetables for a family meal prepared with the guidance of your host. Experience an unforgettable overnight stay in the heart of tropical gardens at Mekong Rustic Cai Be Homestay.

Day 24: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City

Cycle through the Mekong Delta after a refreshing morning at your homestay. Visit a local kindergarten, learn to make jackfruit leaf cake, and explore a bonsai garden. Return to the homestay for a rest and bid farewell before heading to Ho Chi Minh City for the night.

Day 25: Ho Chi Minh City

After savoring your final breakfast in Ho Chi Minh, you’ll have a leisurely morning to relax and explore on your own. Later, transport to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your Vietnam 3 week itinerary.

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Final thoughts

If the idea of embarking on a Vietnam 3 week itinerary through Vietnam, immersing yourself in its rich culture, and discovering its breathtaking landscapes resonates with you, then Viland Travel’s “Uncover Vietnam truly Asia in 25 days” tour is the perfect choice for your dream honeymoon.

With carefully curated experiences, luxurious accommodations, and expert guidance, this itinerary ensures that every moment of your trip is filled with romance, adventure, and unforgettable memories. Whether you’re strolling hand in hand along the stunning beaches of Nha Trang, exploring the charming streets of Hoi An, or cruising through the majestic Halong Bay, this comprehensive tour will exceed your expectations and create the perfect start to your life together. 

Don’t wait any longer; book your dream honeymoon with Viland Travel and embark on the journey of a lifetime.