16 days in Vietnam & Singapore Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam & Singapore Itinerary

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16 days in Vietnam & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Austin, United States
Drive + Fly:  26 h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Austin, United States

1
night
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi travel route planner.

Austin, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Austin to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

1
night
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

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 30th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of The Duck Stop, then admire the sheer force of Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

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 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Thai Hoa Palace, steep yourself in history at Imperial City, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hue trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in Hue are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Ha Ha - Art In Everything.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City journey maker website .

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Spas

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore Botanic Gardens and Chinatown are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, and trek along The Southern Ridges.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Singapore trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Singapore are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Jurong Bird Park ©
Jurong Bird Park
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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