18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam 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
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 1 night
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Halong Bay — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip itinerary planning app.

Mumbai, India to Halong Bay is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.
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Hanoi — 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 10th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, see Off-Road Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi online tour planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel route planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Hue.
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Hue — 2 nights

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 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, explore the historical opulence of Thai Hoa Palace, and then contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hue journey planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 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, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip maker app.

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 August in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Da Lat.
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Da Lat — 1 night

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): let the river carry you with Pine Track Adventures and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Lat trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 1 night

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 19th (Fri), see what you can catch with Jerry's Jungle Tours and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa.

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You can fly from Da Lat to Duong Dong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City travel route planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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