17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
4
Hue
— 2 nights
5
Da Lat
— 1 night
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights

2
nights
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: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hanoi attractions planning website.

Omaha, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Hanoi is 13 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba Island and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Cat Ba
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

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.
Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Long An Temple in Da Nang--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An tour planner.

Fly from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in October, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch ©
Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch

2
nights
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.
On the 1st (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, then browse the different shops at Big C Market, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Hue travel app.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October in Hue, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Da Lat road trip tool.

You can fly from Hue to Da Lat in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Step out of Ho Chi Minh City to go to Thu Dau Mot and see Hoi Khanh Pagoda, which is approximately 48 minutes away. On the 6th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Getting from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. November in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hoi Khanh Pagoda
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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