16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  11​h
1
Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
3
Nha Trang
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h
4
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Head to Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA) and Taste of Vietnamfor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ong Lang Beach and Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sao Beach, hunt for treasures at Duong Dong Market, experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, and make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple).

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Phu Quoc Island trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Phu Quoc Island is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Phu Quoc Island is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): stop by Xeo Xo Sai Gon, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Phu Quoc Island to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Shopping Museums
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

1
night
Nha Trang

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, stroll through Nha Trang Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, and finally stop by Tea House in Nha Trang.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Nha Trang road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

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.
Do your shopping at Rubin Cloth Shop and Central Market. We've included these beaches for you: An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, admire the striking features of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hoi An attractions site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

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.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Mieu Temple, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and then look for gifts at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Green Bamboo Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Diem Phung Thi Art Exhibition House, browse the fresh offerings at Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, and finally steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hue trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoi An in December, you will find days in Hue are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
The Mieu Temple ©
The Mieu Temple

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi journey planning website .

You can fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
54 Traditions Gallery ©
54 Traditions Gallery

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