16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Da Nang
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Nha Trang
— 1 night
Bus
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Da Lat
— 1 night
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly
8
Con Son
— 1 night
Fly
9
Ninh Binh
— 1 night
Drive
10
Sapa
— 1 night
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Hanoi

— 2 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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip site.

New York City, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Hanoi, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Hue

— 2 nights
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 5th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hue itinerary maker.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. October in Hue sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Da Nang

— 1 night

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
On the 7th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at My Khe Beach, take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, and then look for gifts at M Legrand Jewelry.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Da Nang trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Hoi An

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and then stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and then stroll through An Bang Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An tour app.

Drive from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Nha Trang

— 1 night
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery, then kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
On the 11th (Tue), get outside with Pine Track Adventures and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Da Lat journey planner.

You can take a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Ho Chi Minh City

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City holiday planning tool.

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 October, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping

Con Son

— 1 night

Devil's Island

Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
On the 13th (Thu), kick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Dung Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Con Son itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Con Son

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Ninh Binh

— 1 night
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ninh Binh day trip planning app.

Fly from Con Son to Ninh Binh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Sapa

— 1 night
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.
On the 15th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Fansipan Mountain and then look for gifts at Indigo Cat.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sapa trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ninh Binh to Sapa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Shopping

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.