18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi

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Hanoi

— 2 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), view the masterpieces at A Dong Art Gallery, stop by Old Quarter, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi online trip builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

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.
Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to Food Tours in Da Nang, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, stroll through The Marble Mountains, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An journey maker tool.

Fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:

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 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Hue online vacation planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 3 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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), don't miss a visit to Phong Nha Caves, and experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the galleries of Soyn, don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ben Duoc Memorial Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City attractions site.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 4 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, stroll through Ong Lang Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Duong Dong vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:

Halong Bay

— 1 night
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 28th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

Plan my day in Halong Bay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:

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.