18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Fly to Van Don, Bus to Honda Agent Hoang Quoc Viet, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, then stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, and then get in on the family fun at Hoi An Memories Land.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary maker.

Chennai, India to Hoi An is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Chennai to Hoi An, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chennai in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hoi An: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay — 3 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.
Attractions like Hạ Long Bay and Soi Sim Island make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Ti Top Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Step out of Halong Bay with an excursion to Ha Long Market in Ha Long--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, get a new perspective on nature at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, car, and ferry from Hoi An to Halong Bay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), then stop by Tired City Bao Khanh, and then visit Old Quarter.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi vacation maker site.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ninh Binh.
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Ninh Binh — 2 nights

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Popular historic sites such as Bai Dinh Pagoda and Nhà xứ Phát Diệm are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Hai Tien Beach and Rong Market Ninh Binh. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ninh Binh vacation maker.

Getting from Hanoi to Ninh Binh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Ninh Binh sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 3 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Kids will enjoy Bai Tắm Sao and Tranquility Spa. Visiting Jerry's Jungle Tours and Long Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, look for gifts at From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop, take an in-depth tour of Coi Nguon Museum, and learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ninh Binh to Duong Dong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 4 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.
Family-friendly places like War Remnants Museum and Ba Thien Hau Temple will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Dong Khoi Street. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of Flymindz Art Studio, and explore the world behind art at Ao Dai Exhibition.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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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