18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + 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 + Train:  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), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of Old Quarter, and take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Hanoi online travel route builder.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hanoi is 7 hours. 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
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Off-Road Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors
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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.
Family-friendly places like Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see My Khe Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An online trip maker.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Da Nang
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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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City travel route builder app.

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. When traveling from Hoi An in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ho Chi Minh City, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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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.
Family-friendly places like Ong Lang Beach and Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duong Dong: Sao Beach (in An Thoi) and Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach, stroll through Mui Ganh Dau Beach, stop by Taste of Vietnam, and see what you can catch with PTA Travel.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong online trip builder.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 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
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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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