16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + bus:  18​h 30​min
3
Hue
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Da Nang
— 1 night
shuttle:  30​min
5
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: London

2
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.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary website .

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from London to Hanoi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Mon), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Start your trip to Halong Bay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hue.

Things to do in Halong Bay

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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Hue

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Perfume River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Mieu Temple, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally make a trip to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon). Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hue vacation builder .

You can take a bus from Halong Bay to Hue in 18.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. October in Hue sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

1
night
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
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 (Fri), take in the views from Dragon Bridge, kick back and relax at My Khe Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Da Nang Catheral.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Da Nang driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Da Nang takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

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My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Spas
Da Nang Catheral ©
Da Nang Catheral

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hoi An Ancient Town and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien). You'll get in some beach time at An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of March Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Old House of Tan Ky.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An day trip planning app .

Hoi An is just a stone's throw from Da Nang. In October in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at War Remnants Museum and Drink Vietnam. Get outdoors at Countryside Adventures and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
Spas

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