16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive
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Da Nang
— 1 night
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bournemouth

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Hanoi

— 2 nights
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 11th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online trip planner.

Bournemouth, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Bournemouth to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Hoi An

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An day trip site.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Da Nang

— 1 night

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Da Nang travel route website.

Getting from Hoi An to Da Nang by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:

Hue

— 1 night
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 15th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hue trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 16th (Tue), Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, then admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop. On the next day, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, and then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

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Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City vacation planning site.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

Nha Trang

— 3 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 21st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.