19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Houston
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
5
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  20 h
End: Houston

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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An tour planning app.

Houston, USA to Hoi An is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Houston to Hoi An. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

3
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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hue trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September in Hue, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phong Nha Caves, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

2
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, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University

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 29th (Sun): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda

4
nights
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 nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. September in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas Tours Museums
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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