17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 3 nights
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Da Nang
— 3 nights
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Hanoi

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hanoi is 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 4 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ho Quoc Temple and The Vietnamese Artists. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bai Tắm Sao and Mui Ganh Dau Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Long Beach, relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, make a trip to Cao Dai Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Duong Dong online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Duong Dong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City

— 1 night

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 12th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Phong Nha Caves and Suoi Nuoc Mooc. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, and relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary builder website.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Hue

— 3 nights
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.
Imperial City and Tomb of Minh Mang are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh and Tomb of Tu Duc will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 17th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, explore the ancient world of Royal Tombs, and steep yourself in history at Nine Dynastic Urns.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hue travel route planner.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Hue sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Da Nang

— 3 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
On the 19th (Fri), make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally view the masterpieces at Ha Ha - Art In Everything.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Da Nang day trip planner.

You can drive from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Da Nang are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.