16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
2
Dong Hoi
— 4 nights
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
4
Hoi An
— 2 nights
5
Halong Bay
— 2 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at TiredCity Hang Bong and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Quarter and Vietnam Military History Museum. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and explore the galleries of A Dong Art Gallery.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi sightseeing planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Hanoi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Cairo to Hanoi. You'll set off for Dong Hoi on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Temple of Literature & National University ©

4
nights
Dong Hoi

Dong Hoi ©
The pleasant seaside and port town of Dong Hoi sits close to a World Heritage Site national park.
You'll get in some beach time at Nhat Le Beach and Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach). Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Phong Nha Caves. Venture out of the city with trips to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), Phong Nha Botanic Garden, &more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Son Cave.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dong Hoi road trip website.

You can fly from Hanoi to Dong Hoi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Dong Hoi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): wander the streets of Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Independence Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Ho Chi Minh trail, stop by Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Bach Dang, and finally stop by Cao Minh Saigon.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City travel route planner.

You can fly from Dong Hoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Parks Museums Trails
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Spas

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, thentake in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cua Dai Beach, thenadmire the natural beauty at Jack's Cat Cafe, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of March Gallery, and finally explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
nights
Halong Bay

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 20th (Sun): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Ha Long Pearl.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Hoi An to Halong Bay in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Shopping
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

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