17 days in Vietnam & New Delhi Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam & New Delhi Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then wander the streets of Cua Van Floating Village. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip itinerary maker tool.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Halong Bay is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Halong Bay due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 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 4th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Hue, Vietnam

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, relax in the rural setting at Tra Que Minty Garden, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 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.
On the 13th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to New Delhi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

New Delhi, India

— 4 nights
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Delhi route maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to New Delhi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in May, plan for a bit warmer days in New Delhi, with highs around 47°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

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.