17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Fort St. John
Fly:  29​h
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
2
Sapa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  10​h 30​min
3
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
train:  22​h 15​min
4
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Duy Xuyen District
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  36​h
End: Fort St. John

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.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip planning website .

Fort St. John, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Sapa Culture Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, make a trip to Terraced Rice Fields in Shin Chai Village, and then wander the streets of Ta Phin Village.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sapa trip builder tool .

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Spas
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

2
nights
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 9th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Sapa to Halong Bay in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip maker site .

You can take a train from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 22.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Duy Xuyen District.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Duy Xuyen District

Duy Xuyen District ©
The administrative district containing some of the most visited ruins in the country, Duy Xuyen has become known primarily because of My Son, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Bang An Tower and then explore the ancient world of Mỹ Sơn.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Duy Xuyen District trip simple and quick.

Duy Xuyen District is just a short distance from Hoi An. In June in Duy Xuyen District, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. You'll set off for Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Duy Xuyen District

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bang An Tower
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Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Bang An Tower ©
Bang An Tower

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 16th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Duy Xuyen District to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

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