17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam journey planner

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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Fly
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cai Be
— 2 nights
Drive
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My Tho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Soc Trang
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at The Old House of Phun Hung. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Dragon Bridge, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Coimbatore, India to Hoi An is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Coimbatore to Hoi An is 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Hanoi

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stop by Tired City Bao Khanh, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Nature

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Son Doong Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hue

— 1 night
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 19th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space.

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Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 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.
You've now added Mekong Eyes Cruise - Mekong One Day Tour to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Mekong Eyes Cruise - Mekong One Day Tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cai Be.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Cai Be

— 2 nights
Cái Bè is a river-land mixed town in Vietnam. Mekong Emotion Cruise has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House, then make a trip to Cai Be Floating Market, and then get a new perspective on things with Mekong Emotion Cruise.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cai Be itinerary website.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cai Be can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to My Tho.

Things to do in Cai Be

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

My Tho

— 2 nights
Mỹ Tho is the capital city, center of economics, education and technology of Tiền Giang Province, located in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. You've now added Vinh Trang Pagoda to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Vinh Trang Pagoda. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Jump Arena.

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Drive from Cai Be to My Tho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Soc Trang.

Things to do in My Tho

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Soc Trang

— 2 nights
Sóc Trăng is a city in Vietnam. You've now added Vinh Hung Pagoda to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Fresh Water Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bat Pagoda, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vinh Hung Pagoda.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Soc Trang itinerary planner.

You can drive from My Tho to Soc Trang in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Soc Trang can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Soc Trang

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Vietnam travel guide

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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.