18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15 h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: London

3
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: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a stroll through Old Quarter, and explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports

2
nights
Halong Bay

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.
On the 5th (Mon), head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then Head underground at Sung Sot Cave. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay holiday planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like An Bang Beach and My Khe Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, cast your line with a fishing tour, and browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Fishing Charters & 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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoi An in April, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

5
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Kids will enjoy Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc and Ong Lang Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Duong Dong side-trips: An Thoi (Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park & Sao Beach).

To find out how to plan a trip to Duong Dong, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, An Thoi, Taste of Vietnam, Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc
Highlights from your plan
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc ©
Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc
Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park ©
Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park

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