17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  26​h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
shuttle:  3​h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Ninh Binh
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
4
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
End: Porto

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.
For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online vacation planner .

Porto, Portugal to Hanoi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Porto to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

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.
To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for Ninh Binh on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

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.
For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ninh Binh travel planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh in 6.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for Hoi An on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:

4
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.
To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An travel route planning tool .

Getting from Ninh Binh to Hoi An by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ninh Binh in January, with highs in Hoi An at 29°C and lows at 22°C. You will leave for Ho Chi Minh City on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

1
night
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.
To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoi An in January, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. On the 17th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

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