18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
2
Hue
— 2 nights
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
4
Hanoi
— Few hours
5
Sapa
— 3 nights
6
Hanoi
— 1 night
7
Halong Bay
— 1 night
8
Hanoi
— 1 night

4
nights
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 24th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), browse the exhibits of 54 Traditions Gallery, take a stroll through Old Quarter, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hanoi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Paris, France to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Paris to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Food Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Hue

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 26th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, thencontemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, thencontemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hue visit planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Hue sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Food Tours

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Dragon Bridge (in Da Nang). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Hoi An online tour planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

few
hours
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, get engrossed in the history at Ancient House, and then admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat).

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip builder tool.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums
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Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) ©
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Ancient House ©
Ancient House

3
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 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Quang Truong Square, thenappreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fansipan Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, thenget the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church).

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sapa online road trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Sapa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Tours
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Walking tours

1
night
Hanoi

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi sightseeing site.

You can drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours
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Walking tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, wander the streets of Cua Van Floating Village, and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay.

To plan Halong Bay vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for gifts at Cerender Ceramic Shop, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Vietnam Military History Museum, thencontemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi online attractions planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison
West Lake ©
West Lake
One Pillar Pagoda ©
One Pillar Pagoda

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