19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Krakow
+2
train + foot + Fly:  17​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Da Nang
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h 15​min
5
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
6
Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Krakow

3
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary planner.

Krakow, Poland to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Krakow to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Krakow in November, things will get warmer in Ho Chi Minh City: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
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 5th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) 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
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

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 7th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City. On the next day, have fun at Hope Center Hue, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hue attractions website .

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 November, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
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.
Explore Da Nang's surroundings by going to Hoi An (Hoi An Ancient Town, Rubin Cloth Shop, & more). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

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Traveling by bus from Hue to Da Nang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, then take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay road trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Da Nang to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

5
nights
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, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Hang Bong, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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