19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Da Nang
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Da Nang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Hanoi — 4 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, explore the activities along West Lake, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi vacation planner.

Zagreb, Croatia to Hanoi is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Zagreb to Hanoi, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.
Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Halong Bay — 2 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 15th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip planner.

You can 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 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Da Nang.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Da Nang — 2 nights

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 17th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Da Nang online journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hue.
Spas · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

Hue — 2 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.
On the 19th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hue online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Hue sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 3 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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park journey maker tool.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Parks · Nature
Side Trips

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and contemplate the long history of The Independence Palace.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites

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.