19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip planner

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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 1 night
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Vilnius

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Hanoi

— 4 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.
On the 27th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: stop by Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

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

Vilnius, Lithuania to Hanoi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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 30th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park tour builder.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hue travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Hue, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

Hoi An

— 3 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Lat

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Flowers

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Da Lat trip app.

You can fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
On the 8th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, look for gifts at Lucy Henna, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Breweries & Distilleries

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 2 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): laugh and play at Happy Farm PQ, indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa, and then relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Mushroom. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Green Hat Holiday, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and then learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Duong Dong online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Outdoors · Classes · Adventure

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay holiday maker website.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.