16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Montreal
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Hoi An
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Ho Chi Minh City
— Few hours
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Montreal

3
days
Hanoi

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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Get in touch with nature at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and West Lake. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary app .

Montreal, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 12 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hue.

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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Hue Imperial City (The Citadel). On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, don't miss a visit to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon), then steep yourself in history at Nine Dynastic Urns, then hunt for treasures at Dong Ba Market, and finally kick back and relax at Thuan An Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hue trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Hanoi to Hue by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

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Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Hue Imperial City (The Citadel) ©
Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

3
days
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.
Get outdoors at Non Nuoc Beach and Tra Que Water Wheel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at My Son Sanctuary and Scuba & Snorkeling. When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see My Khe Beach in Da Nang, approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and steep yourself in history at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hoi An

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Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cat Co 1 Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Halong Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then make a trip to Cua Van Floating Village.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Halong Bay day trip tool .

Getting from Hoi An to Halong Bay by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

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Side Trip

Cat Co 1 Beach
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Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

3
days
Nha Trang

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Explore hidden gems such as Hon Chong and Nha Trang Beach. Get some historical perspective at Long Son Pagoda and Po Nagar Cham Towers. On the 21st (Sat), spend a cool day on the water with Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Ba Ho Waterfall and snap pictures at Xom Bong Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nha Trang trip website .

Getting from Halong Bay to Nha Trang by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Nha Trang are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam ©
Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

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hours
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.
To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City attractions planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. April in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Bach Dang ©
Bach Dang

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