17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Da Nang
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Dong Hoi
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Ninh Binh
— 1 night
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  6​h 15​min
4
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Hanoi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Duong Dong
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Bengaluru


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3
nights
Da Nang

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.
You've added Red Beach, Lady Buddha, Dragon Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Da Nang trip tool .

Bengaluru, India to Da Nang is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bengaluru to Da Nang, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Dong Hoi.

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
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Ba Na Hills SunWorld ©
Ba Na Hills SunWorld
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Dragon Bridge ©
Dragon Bridge

1
night
Dong Hoi

Dong Hoi
The pleasant seaside and port town of Dong Hoi sits close to a World Heritage Site national park.
To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dong Hoi online route planner .

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Dong Hoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Dong Hoi

Tours Outdoors Parks
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1
night
Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes, explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves, and then make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ninh Binh trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Dong Hoi to Ninh Binh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Bich Dong Pagoda ©
Bich Dong Pagoda

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Halong Bay with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Cat Ba, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and make a trip to Cua Van Floating Village.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay takes 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Quarter and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi tour itinerary planner.

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 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

4
nights
Duong Dong

Step out of Duong Dong to go to An Thoi and see Sao Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Hanoi to Duong Dong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach, Phu Quoc Waterfall, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Spas
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Spas

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to 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
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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