18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
6
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Berlin

2
nights
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and partake in some friendly competition at Let Me Out.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City online trip maker .

Berlin, Germany to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. 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 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

3
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.
Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see Food Tours, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of March Gallery, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March, you will find days in Hoi An are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

3
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.
Spend the 18th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, don't miss a visit to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Mieu Temple, and admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

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

3
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, wildlife, nightlife, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at The Duck Stop, Head underground at Paradise Cave, explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip planning app .

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

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
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

2
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hanoi visit planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Food 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.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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