19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  28​h
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Sapa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Hanoi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  3​h 30​min
4
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
train:  7​h
5
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
6
Hue
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Hanoi

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.
For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi attractions app .

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. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Sapa

A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a stroll through Giang Ta Chai Village. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Deo Tram Ton, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Den Mau, then examine the collection at Sapa Culture Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church).

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You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Den Mau
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Den Mau ©
Den Mau
Giang Ta Chai Village ©
Giang Ta Chai Village

1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi
To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Shopping

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.
To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Adventure

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for gifts at Roni Shoes & Hand Bag Shop. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

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You can take a train from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 22.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bang An Tower
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Spas
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) ©
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach

1
night
Hue

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.
For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hue road trip website .

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Nine Dynastic Urns ©
Nine Dynastic Urns

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

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.
On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Central Post Office, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then stroll through Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip app .

You can fly from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hue in November, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Beach.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip itinerary maker tool .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Sao Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

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