17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  11​h 15​min
1
Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Da Lat
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  5​h 15​min
7
Halong Bay
— 1 day
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
8
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then play a few rounds at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, and then admire all the interesting features of Phu Quoc Countryside. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc pagoda, head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy, and then look for gifts at All Good Things Phu Quoc.

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Bengaluru, India to Phu Quoc Island is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bengaluru to Phu Quoc Island due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
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Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then look for gifts at BOA Bookstore, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

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

Getting from Phu Quoc Island to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves and then identify plant and animal life at The Duck Stop. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then Head underground at Paradise Cave.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space, contemplate the long history of Imperial City, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hue trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Food Tours. When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see My Khe Beach in Da Nang, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

Before you visit Hoi An, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Hoi An sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Food Tours
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

2
nights
Da Lat

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
On the 30th (Sat), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam, then delve into the lush surroundings at Datanla High Rope Course, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Da Lat tour website .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Da Lat to Halong Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

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