18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hoi An
— 3 nights
2
Hue
— 2 nights
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
5
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
6
Halong Bay
— 1 night
7
Hanoi
— 4 nights

3
nights
Hoi An

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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An itinerary planner.

Yerevan, Armenia to Hoi An is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Yerevan to Hoi An due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yerevan in August, Hoi An is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
nights
Hue

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hue trip builder site.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park planner.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

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 9th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On your second day here, make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa, and then cast your line with Jerry's Jungle Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Sung Hung Pagoda, then make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), then sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge, and finally stop by The One Up Store.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Luna Thai Spa
Highlights from your plan
Luna Thai Spa ©
Luna Thai Spa
Jerry's Jungle Tours ©
Jerry's Jungle Tours
Beer Fridge ©
Beer Fridge

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

4
nights
Hanoi

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.
On the 15th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, take a stroll through Old Quarter, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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