16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  5​h
7
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

2
nights
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 (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), make a trip to Ho Van - Van Mieu, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hanoi visit planning app .

Valletta, Malta to Hanoi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Valletta to Hanoi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Food Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Thu), Head underground at Paradise Cave, then Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and then admire all the interesting features of The Duck Stop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, and then Head underground at Tien Son Cave.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Tien Son Cave
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden, then steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hue tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Food Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then stop by Da Bao Real Leather, and finally take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An travel route builder app .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hoi An are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Parks 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then view the masterpieces at Hey Camel Ceramics, and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ho Chi Minh City, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoi An in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

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
Food Tours

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
On the 27th (Fri), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore and take pictures at Phu Quoc Countryside, and then look for gifts at All Good Things Phu Quoc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, make a trip to Ho Quoc pagoda, explore and take pictures at Phu Quoc Mushroom, then make a trip to Sung Hung Pagoda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Phu Quoc Island
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Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Fishing Charters & Tours
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom

1
night
Halong Bay

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 29th (Sun): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip maker site .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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