18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  19​h
1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Da Nang
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Zagreb

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, view the masterpieces at Tired City Hang Bong, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary maker .

Zagreb, Croatia to Hanoi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zagreb to Hanoi is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): head off the coast to Cat Ba Island and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Cat Ba Island
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

2
nights
Da Nang

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town and then stroll through The Marble Mountains. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Da Bao Real Leather, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally enjoy some diversion at Henna Art Hoi An.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Da Nang sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In March, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hoi An
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Hope Center Hue and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can take a bus from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. March in Hue sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife 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, parks, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phong Nha Caves, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

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Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

3
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.
On the 24th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then stop by Soyn, and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, don't miss a visit to The Independence Palace, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. March in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

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