18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h
7
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Manchester

2
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.
Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see Food Tours about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, have fun at Henna Art Hoi An, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip website.

Manchester, UK to Hoi An is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Hoi An, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in April, expect Hoi An to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, thenadmire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, thencontemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally don't miss a visit to Hue Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, thensteep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hue day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
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 6th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, thenadmire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

3
nights
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach, thenbrowse the different shops at The Vietnamese Artists, and finally make a trip to Cao Dai Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Happy Farm PQ, thenexperience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, thenrelax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, and finally get engrossed in the history at Coi Nguon Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Duong Dong itinerary site.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Happy Farm PQ
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Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
The Vietnamese Artists ©
The Vietnamese Artists

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip builder app.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 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 13th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

4
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, stop by TiredCity Hang Bong, and wander the streets of Old Quarter.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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