16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hue
— 2 nights
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Can Tho
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City
— Few hours
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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.
For shopping fun, head to 54 Traditions Gallery or A Dong Art Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, browse the exhibits of Nguyen Art Gallery in Hanoi, buy something for everyone on your list at D&C Art Gallery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi journey planner.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space, steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, then view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Gakka Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally explore the world behind art at Lebadang Memory Space.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hue road trip planning app.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Hue, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

2
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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 13th (Sun): stroll through An Bang Beach, then kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at The Tran Family Home and Chapel, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Quan Kong Temple.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Mai Loc Photo Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): stop by Princess Jewelry, find your balance on the water with Sup Surf in Nha Trang, then kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, then examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang route maker site.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

3
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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.
Do your shopping at Ben Thanh Market and Soyn. You'll explore and learn at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi and Ben Thanh Art & Frame. When in Ho Chi Minh City, make a side trip to see Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh, approximately Tay Ninh away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, view the masterpieces at Vietnam Silver House, and see the interesting displays at Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Can Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

1
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Can Tho

Capital of the West

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Ninh Kieu Wharf, hunt for treasures at Cai Rang Floating Market, examine the collection at Museum of Tarot, then take a tour by water with Hieutour Co., Ltd, and finally don't miss a visit to Hai Ba Trung Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam, then admire the striking features of Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pitu Khosa Rangsay, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at Mekong Tours - Cantho Food Tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Can Tho trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. February in Can Tho sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Can Tho

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

few
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Ho Chi Minh City

Pearl of the Far East

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City online day trip planner.

You can drive from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · 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.