16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 1 night
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Nha Trang
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City — 3 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.
On the 14th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City planning site.

Houston, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Houston to Ho Chi Minh City. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.
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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 17th (Wed), get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, catch a live performance at Thang Long Water Puppet, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.
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Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Halong Bay — 1 night

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.
You've now added Sung Sot Cave to your itinerary. On the 19th (Fri), explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.
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Parks · Nature

Hanoi — 1 night

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. You'll set off for Nha Trang on the 21st (Sun).
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Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nightlife

Nha Trang — 3 nights

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Spend the 22nd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and cool off at VinWonders Nha Trang.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang online visit planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Nha Trang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Ho Chi Minh City — 3 nights

On the 27th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. See some other sides of Ho Chi Minh City: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and contemplate the long history of The Independence Palace.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City itinerary website.

Fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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