18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive
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Da Nang
— 2 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
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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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dammam in February: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 39°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

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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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower, view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hue day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in February, things will get a bit cooler in Hue: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of The Tran Family Home and Chapel.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hoi An itinerary website.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hoi An are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

2
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Da Nang

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 11th (Tue), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then admire the masterpieces at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Dragon Bridge, examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Da Nang visit planning app.

You can drive from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Museums · Spas · Parks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Da Nang to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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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, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi vacation maker app.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · 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.