16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27

Hanoi

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Vietnamese Women's Museum. Let the collections at Vietnam Military History Museum and A Dong Art Gallery capture your imagination. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hanoi vacation maker site.

Mumbai, India to Hanoi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Hanoi is 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 1 night
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 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Phong Nha Caves and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel tool.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Hue

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tomb of Minh Mang. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Tombs and Thien Mu Pagoda. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hue day trip planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Get some historical perspective at Mỹ Sơn and Chuc Thanh Pagoda. Visit Non Nuoc Beach and My Khe Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see Phuoc My Beach about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hoi An, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Visit Bai Tắm Sao and Khem Beach for some beach relaxation. The Vietnamese Artists and Coi Nguon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with Jerry's Jungle Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, stroll through Long Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vung Bau Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.