16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Con Dao Islands
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h
4
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: London

3
nights
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 13th (Mon): wander the streets of Saigon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Vietnam Silver House.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip website .

London, UK to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. Traveling from London in May, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be warmer, temps between 41°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Con Dao Islands.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas Shopping Museums
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Spas & Wellness
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Saigon ©
Saigon

1
night
Con Dao Islands

Con Dao Islands ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Van Son Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bãi Đầm Trầu and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hang Duong Cemetary.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Con Dao Islands route maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao Islands takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Con Dao Islands

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Van Son Pagoda ©
Van Son Pagoda
Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Hang Duong Cemetary ©
Hang Duong Cemetary

3
nights
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.
On the 18th (Sat), snap pictures at Xom Bong Bridge, then view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio, then take in the exciting artwork at Mai Loc Photo Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Parish Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suoi Do Pagoda, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hon Chong.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nha Trang online trip builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Con Dao Islands to Nha Trang in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Hon Chong ©
Hon Chong
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
St. Joseph's Parish Church ©
St. Joseph's Parish Church

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Thanh Ha Terracotta Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cotic and Bich Hoa Tam Thanh Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Da Nang (Phuoc My Beach, Bac My An Market, & more) and Tam Thanh Beach (in Tam Ky). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Non Nuoc Beach, browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts, stop by Maya Design, and go for a walk through Tra Que Vegetable Village.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Tam Ky
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Maya Design ©
Maya Design
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) ©
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum and then browse for treasures at Vietnam Cultural. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Empty Wall Gallery, cruise along Royal Heritage Cruise, then look for gifts at Chie Craft & Design, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Hang Bong.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Vietnam Cultural ©
Vietnam Cultural
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach

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