16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Ho Chi Minh City
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Hanoi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Sapa
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Ninh Binh
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Hanoi
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

4
nights
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a spin around town with Bike Tours, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, don't miss a visit to Phố đi bộ Nguyễn Huệ, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City planning app.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

1
night
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 11th (Thu): make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University and then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi online visit planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University

4
nights
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Sapa is known for nature, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Fansipan Mountain, admire all the interesting features of Deo Tram Ton, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Sapa online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley

5
nights
Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cuc Phuong National Park. Go for a jaunt from Ninh Binh to Gia Sinh to see Bai Dinh Pagoda about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nhà xứ Phát Diệm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Van Long Nature Reserve, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thai Vi Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh trip itinerary site.

Drive from Sapa to Ninh Binh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bai Dinh Pagoda, Vai Gioi Cave
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Cuc Phuong National Park ©
Cuc Phuong National Park
Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves

1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip maker app.

Take a bus from Ninh Binh to Hanoi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Parks Nature Shopping
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
West Lake ©
West Lake

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