16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
3
Da Lat
— 2 nights
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
5
Hoi An
— 3 nights
6
Hue
— 1 night
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights

2
nights
Hanoi

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: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), examine the collection at Gems Garden, browse the exhibits of TiredCity Hang Bong, and contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Hanoi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay vacation maker.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

2
nights
Da Lat

Da Lat ©
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.
On the 5th (Sun), push the limits with an extreme tour, thenhead outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Da Lat trip planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Da Lat by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Highlights from your plan
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
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.
On the 9th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, stop by ManGii Shoes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City attractions planner.

Fly from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

3
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, relax in the rural setting at Tra Que Minty Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
night
Hue

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Hue Temple, contemplate the long history of Imperial City, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hue day trip app.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July in Hue, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Off-Road Tours

3
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online sightseeing planner.

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 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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