16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Da Lat
— 1 night
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 1 night
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Riyadh

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of Alfa Tours , sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge, take an in-depth tour of Coi Nguon Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Duong Dong road trip planning app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Duong Dong is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Duong Dong, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Ho Chi Minh City

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 6th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Breweries & Distilleries

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Da Lat

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.
On the 8th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then get outside with Pine Track Adventures.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Da Lat attractions planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hoi An online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Hoi An takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

1
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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 11th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hue trip builder site.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoi An in December, expect nights in Hue to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Spas

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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: take a stroll through Old Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and stop by Old Factory Vietnam - Art & Crafts.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online road trip planner.

You can fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · 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.