19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Hoi An
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
6
Nha Trang
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
7
Da Lat
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  5​h 15​min
8
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
9
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: London

1
night
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
On the 26th (Sat), experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside and then look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip planner .

London, UK to Duong Dong is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Duong Dong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

Side Trips

Duong To, Phu Quoc Countryside
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Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom

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, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip maker app .

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) and then Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave). Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and then stroll through Phong Nha Caves.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow 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 2nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hue road trip planning site .

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife 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 4th (Mon): look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Nha Trang

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 6th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bac Thanh Church.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang attractions planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Bac Thanh Church ©
Bac Thanh Church

1
night
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 7th (Thu): get outside with Pine Track Adventures and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Lat road trip site .

Take a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures

1
night
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 8th (Fri): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Da Lat to Halong Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time 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

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and examine the collection at Hanoi Police Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hanoi holiday planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to 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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