19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Bratislava
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  16 h 15 min
1
Hoi An
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  3 h
2
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
3
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
+4
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Drive + Ferry:  6 h 30 min
6
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
7
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  17 h 15 min
End: Bratislava

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Thanh Cong Art Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like My Khe Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (Big C Supercenter & OASIS ART GALLERY). The adventure continues: test the waters at a local thermal spa, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at Hoi An Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary maker tool.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Hoi An is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bratislava to Hoi An due to the time zone difference. In March, Hoi An is warmer than Bratislava - with highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Nha Trang

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang. Explore hidden gems such as Ba Ho Waterfall and Hon Chong. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang travel route site.

Getting from Hoi An to Nha Trang by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang
Ba Ho Waterfall
Ba Ho Waterfall

2
nights
Da Lat

Da Lat ©
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 22nd (Sun): look for gifts at DL Nature's, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then get great views at Lam Vien Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat trip maker app.

Traveling by bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Highlights from your plan
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Dong Ba Market, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate the long history of Hon Chen Temple, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Hue trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

1
night
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
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 26th (Thu): make a trip to Phong Nha Caves.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park attractions planning tool.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

2
nights
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 27th (Fri): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and then explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, flight, and ferry from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hanoi Evangelical Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

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