16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Noi Bai International, Bus to Cat Ba
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Cat Ba
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Hoi An
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly

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Cat Ba

— 2 nights
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): Head underground at Hospital Cave and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Vu Nguyen Family Massage. On the next day, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then stroll through Cat Co 1 Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cat Ba day trip app.

London, UK to Cat Ba is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Halong Bay

— 2 nights
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.
On the 20th (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay online day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Hoi An

— 4 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.
We've included these beaches for you: My Khe Beach and An Bang Beach. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Non Nuoc Beach. Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to M Legrand Jewelry in Da Nang--about 50 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An day trip website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In August in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Hue

— 1 night
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 26th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue tour planner.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August in Hue, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 nights
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 27th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip site.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Hanoi

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Hanoi online route planner.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

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.