18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanoi
— 1 night
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
3
Sapa
— 2 nights
4
Ninh Binh
— 1 night
5
Hoi An
— 2 nights
6
Da Nang
— 2 nights
7
Mui Ne
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh, thenlook for gifts at Tired City Hang Manh, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally take a stroll through Old Quarter.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Hanoi day trip planner.

Chamarel, Mauritius to Hanoi is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Chamarel to Hanoi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Quan Lan Beach, take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village, and then take an in-depth tour of Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh. On your second day here, see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay holiday website.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cat Ba, Quan Lan Beach
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Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

2
nights
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 18th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Y Linh Ho, look for gifts at Indigo Cat, thentake a stroll through Giang Ta Chai Village, and finally wander the streets of Ta Phin Village. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley and then pick up some local products at Tam Duong Market.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sapa online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Halong Bay to Sapa takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Tam Duong Market
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Y Linh Ho ©
Y Linh Ho
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): Head underground at Mua Caves, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thenmake a trip to Hoa Lu Temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties, and finally don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Trang An Grottoes, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Van Long Nature Reserve, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ninh Binh online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Ninh Binh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Couleurs d'Asie Gallery, thenexamine the collection at Thanh Ha Terracotta Park, thenstop by Ha Ha - Art In Everything, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cantonese Assembly Hall. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Ninh Binh to Hoi An in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ninh Binh in November since evenings lows in Hoi An dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): cast your line with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Marian Shrine of the Lady of Tra Kieu, thentake in the views from Han River Bridge, and finally stop by Tabalo Outdoor. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Da Nang road trip planning website.

You can take a shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Da Nang are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mui Ne.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Spas

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nights
Mui Ne

Mui Ne ©
Mũi Né is a coastal fishing town in the Bình Thuận Province of Vietnam. On the 26th (Tue), head outdoors with KiteTribe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Shrine of Our Lady of Tapao, thenexplore the wide array of goods at Lotte Mart, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Red Sand Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Mui Ne Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), thenhave some family-friendly fun at Trampoline Club "Impulse", and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Long Tu Temple.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mui Ne trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Da Nang to Mui Ne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You will leave for home on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Mui Ne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Phan Thiet
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Mui Ne Beach ©
Mui Ne Beach
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) ©
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien)
Red Sand Dunes ©
Red Sand Dunes

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