17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Phu Quoc
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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 19th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay holiday maker tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Halong Bay is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ganh Dau.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island

On the 20th (Wed), look for gifts at PQ LITTLE MART, then kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach, and then head outdoors with Rods & Reels Deep Sea Fishing Charter Phu Quoc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ganh Dau trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Ganh Dau in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to An Thoi.

Things to do in Ganh Dau

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island

An Thoi is known for beaches, theme parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, head off the coast to May Rut Island, get outside with Archipelago Anthoy, and steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the An Thoi online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ganh Dau to An Thoi in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in An Thoi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get your bearings at Tan Son Nhat Golf Course, make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and finally see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from An Thoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. January in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, then take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planner.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Hue sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

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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.
On the 30th (Sat), explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then look for gifts at Da Bao Real Leather, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. January in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

3
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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: stop by Old Quarter, stop by 54 Traditions Gallery, view the masterpieces at A Dong Art Gallery, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · 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.