17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam tour itinerary planner

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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
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 3 nights
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ho Quoc Temple and The Vietnamese Artists. Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Cao Dai Temple will appeal to history buffs. When in Duong Dong, make a side trip to see Bai Tắm Sao in An Thoi, approximately An Thoi away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Vung Bau Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Lang Beach, pick up some local products at Floating Village Rach Vem, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Tranquility Spa.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip itinerary builder site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Duong Dong is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Duong Dong, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · 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 22nd (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, look for gifts at Drink Vietnam, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary maker site.

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves. On the next day, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip planning app.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. Tomb of Minh Mang and Tomb of Tu Duc are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden, contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue day trip app.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Hoi An

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Hoi An Ancient Town. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yaly Couture and Dat Thanh Shoe Shop. Change things up with a short trip to My Khe Beach in Da Nang (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains.

Plan my day in Hoi An using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Hanoi

— 3 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 Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Klimt Art Gallery. Visit Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum for their historical value. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, take in the exciting artwork at D&C Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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.