18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Montreal
Train:  27 h
1
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  9 h 30 min
2
Sapa
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  10 h 30 min
3
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 day
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
4
Con Dao Islands
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  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, thenHead underground at Phong Nha Caves, and then Head underground at Paradise Cave.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip builder tool.

Montreal, Canada to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is an approximately 32-hour train ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Montreal to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): wander the streets of Hang Da Village, take a memorable excursion with Day Trips, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, and then look for gifts at Hieu Stone.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Sapa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Sapa takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Tours
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Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church) ©
The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church)

1
day
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 6th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, and then stop by All Good Things Phu Quoc.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong online itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sapa to Duong Dong takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough 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), kick back and relax at Ong Dung Beach. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Phu Hai Prison, stroll the grounds of Hang Duong Cemetary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bãi Đầm Trầu.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Con Dao Islands itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Duong Dong to Con Dao Islands takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Con Dao Islands

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Ong Dung Beach ©
Ong Dung Beach
Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Phu Hai Prison ©
Phu Hai Prison

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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, thenget the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam, and finally admire the striking features of Dalat Railway Station. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Datanla High Rope Course, thenexplore the galleries of Trickland 3D Museum, thenadmire the sheer force of Waterfall Bao Dai, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Quang pagoda.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip planning tool.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Con Dao Islands to Da Lat in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Parks Nature Tours
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Waterfall Bao Dai ©
Waterfall Bao Dai
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, thencontemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, thencontemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hue trip maker site.

Getting from Da Lat to Hue by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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

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 outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Non Nuoc Beach and My Khe Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Phuoc My Beach (in Da Nang) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). Make the 17th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, view the masterpieces at Ha Ha - Art In Everything, and don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hoi An tour planning website.

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 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Fishing Charters & Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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