16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam vacation planner

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Hoi An
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency in Da Nang (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

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Durham, USA to Hoi An is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time is 12 hours. When traveling from Durham in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Hoi An, with highs around 77°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 nights

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 21st (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ben Duoc Memorial Temple, examine the collection at Drink Vietnam, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online day trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hoi An, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to An Thoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites

An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, then indulge in some personalized pampering at New Life Spa - Suc Song Moi Yoga & Spa, and then discover the deep blue sea with Xuan Nguyen Tour. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore May Rut Island, step off the mainland to explore Kim Quy Island, and then get outside with Archipelago Anthoy.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our An Thoi trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to An Thoi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ganh Dau.

Things to do in An Thoi

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, then laugh and play at Happy Farm PQ, and then kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc and then cast your line with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ganh Dau trip maker website.

Traveling by car from An Thoi to Ganh Dau takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ganh Dau

Outdoors · Adventure · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Halong Bay

— 1 night
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 28th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Ganh Dau to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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.