18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + taxi:  27​h
1
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Sapa
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
3
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
4
Con Dao Islands
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Hoi An
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Montreal

1
day
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 3rd (Sun), Head underground at Tien Son Cave, Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, and then Head underground at Paradise Cave.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planner .

Montreal, Canada to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Montreal to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tien Son Cave
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Mon), do some two-wheel cruising with Hang Da Village, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, and then stop by Hieu Stone.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapa trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Sapa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Trails
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Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain

1
day
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour, stroll through Ong Lang Beach, and then stop by All Good Things Phu Quoc.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong visit site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sapa to Duong Dong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Con Dao Islands.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Adventure Wildlife

Side Trip

Phu Quoc Island
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
All Good Things Phu Quoc ©
All Good Things Phu Quoc

2
nights
Con Dao Islands

Con Dao Islands ©
On the 7th (Thu), stroll through Ong Dung Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Phu Hai Prison, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hang Duong Cemetary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bãi Đầm Trầu.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Con Dao Islands trip itinerary maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Duong Dong to Con Dao Islands. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Con Dao Islands

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ong Dung Beach ©
Ong Dung Beach
Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Hang Duong Cemetary ©
Hang Duong Cemetary

2
nights
Da Lat

Da Lat ©
While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam, and finally admire the striking features of Dalat Railway Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Datanla High Rope Course, explore the world behind art at Trickland 3D Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bao Dai Waterfall (Thac Bao Dai), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Quang pagoda.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Da Lat trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Con Dao Islands to Da Lat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Parks Tours Nature
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Waterfall Bao Dai ©
Waterfall Bao Dai
Trickland 3D Museum ©
Trickland 3D Museum
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam

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.
On the 11th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hue trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Da Lat to Hue by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien). You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Phuoc My Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and My Khe Beach (in Da Nang). Make the 17th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and take in the exciting artwork at Ha Ha - Art In Everything.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hoi An are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) ©
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)
Fishing Charters & Tours

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