19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  17​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Da Lat
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  5​h 15​min
7
Halong Bay
— 1 day
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
8
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Dublin

2
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 15th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker app .

Dublin, Ireland to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Dublin to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in October: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Phu Quoc Mushroom, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, make a trip to Cao Dai Temple, then explore and take pictures at Phu Quoc Countryside, and finally stop by All Good Things Phu Quoc. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, don't miss a visit to Sung Hung Pagoda, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Duong Dong day trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc Mushroom
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Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and then explore and take pictures at The Duck Stop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Duong Dong to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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 20th (Sun), contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple, make a trip to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon), then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Hue trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Hue are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the exciting artwork at Ha Ha - Art In Everything, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally stop by Rubin Cloth Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then make a trip to The Marble Mountains.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An travel route planning website .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Hoi An sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Thu), get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake, and then make a trip to Crazy House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, and then stop by DL Nature's.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Lat day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Nature
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
day
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 26th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip maker site .

Getting from Da Lat to Halong Bay by combination of flight, car, and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

4
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, nightlife, spas, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

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Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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