16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 1 night
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly

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Halong Bay — 3 nights

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 (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, get a new perspective on nature at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and then hunt for treasures at Ha Long Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay online trip maker.

New Delhi, India to Halong Bay is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanoi.
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Hanoi — 1 night

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 (Mon), enjoy some diversion at Authentic Bat Trang and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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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 17th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Magic Fingers and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hue.
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thien Mu Pagoda and Photography Tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace, don't miss a visit to Tu Dam Pagoda, and expand your horizons at Thanh Toan Eco Tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hue trip planner.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Da Lat.
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Da Lat — 2 nights

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
On the 24th (Wed), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Statue Of Golden Buddha and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Da Lat trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City travel app.

You can fly from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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