17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Bus:  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.
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Porto, Portugal to Hanoi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Porto to Hanoi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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 out how to plan a trip to Halong Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Ninh Binh.

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 more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ninh Binh sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh in 7 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Outdoors Tours Parks
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 ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

You can take a bus from Ninh Binh to Hoi An in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

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 see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City journey website.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hoi An in January, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). You will leave for home on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

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