17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Da Nang
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Da Nang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bien Hoa
— 1 night
Drive
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), examine the collection at Hanoi Police Museum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Hanoi visit planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Noi Bai International Airport and Van Don International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Halong Bay

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks

Da Nang

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lady Buddha, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, then look for gifts at M Legrand Jewelry, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Spas · Museums · Nature · Parks

Hoi An

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Da Nang to Hoi An by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Nha Trang

— 2 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers and then cool off at VinWonders Nha Trang. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by car from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Bien Hoa.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Bien Hoa

— 1 night
Biên Hòa is a city in Đồng Nai Province, Vietnam, about 20mi east of Hồ Chí Minh City (formerly Saigon), to which Biên Hòa is linked by Vietnam Highway 1.DemographicsIn 1989 the estimated population was 273,879. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buu Long Mountain and then tee off at Long Thanh Golf Club.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bien Hoa trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Nha Trang to Bien Hoa takes 8 hours. In February, daytime highs in Bien Hoa are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Bien Hoa

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Golf
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 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.
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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City tour site.

You can drive from Bien Hoa to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · 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.

Dong Nai Province travel guide

3.5
National Parks · Golf Courses · Zoos