16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
3
Hoi An
— 2 nights
4
Hue
— 1 night
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
6
Halong Bay
— 1 night
7
Hanoi
— 4 nights

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 7th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, then see what you can catch with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour, and then sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, hit the best photo ops around with Phu Quoc Bee Farm, then find something for the whole family at Happy Farm PQ, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Vietnamese Artists, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong road trip website.

Mumbai, India to Duong Dong is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Duong Dong due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Happy Farm PQ, Luna Thai Spa
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Luna Thai Spa ©
Luna Thai Spa
Phu Quoc Jeep Tour ©
Phu Quoc Jeep Tour
Happy Farm PQ ©
Happy Farm PQ

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 9th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. On your second day here, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Shopping
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
Hoi An

Hoi An ©
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
On the 11th (Sun), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuc Thanh Pagoda. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An attractions planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, expect nights in Hoi An to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
night
Hue

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
On the 13th (Tue), stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Hue travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. April in Hue sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and add some adventure to your tour with Phong Nha Kayaking Tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

1
night
Halong Bay

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then Head underground at Tien Ong Cave.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

4
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Hanoi

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 18th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong.

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You can take a bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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