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 1st (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay journey maker.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Halong Bay is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ganh Dau.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stop by PQ LITTLE MART, kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach, and then see what you can catch with Rods & Reels Deep Sea Fishing Charter Phu Quoc. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, then find something for the whole family at Happy Farm PQ, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda.

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Getting from Halong Bay to Ganh Dau by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can 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: head outdoors with Xuan Nguyen Tour, step off the mainland to explore May Rut Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, and contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the An Thoi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ganh Dau to An Thoi takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour or see a show at Tan Son Nhat Golf Course, then don't miss a visit 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 engrossed in the history at The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City holiday maker website.

You can fly from An Thoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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 Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then 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 your second day here, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An vacation builder app.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · 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: wander the streets of Old Quarter, enjoy some diversion at Authentic Bat Trang, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 16th (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.