16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Private taxi:  3​h
2
Ninh Binh
— Few hours
private Taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Hanoi
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  4​h
4
Halong Bay
— 1 night
shuttle + Flight + Shuttle:  7​h
5
Hue
— 2 nights
taxi:  2​h
6
Da Nang
— 1 night
taxi:  1​h
7
Hoi An
— 1 night
Taxi + Flight + Taxi:  9​h 30​min
8
Phan Thiet
— 2 nights
taxi:  4​h
9
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h
10
Can Tho
— 1 night
shuttle:  4​h
11
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Taxi + Flight:  19​h
End: Geneva

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chua Tran Quoc, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Vietnamese Women's Museum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): wander the streets of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ngoc Son Temple, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, don't miss a visit to Ba Dinh Square, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi holiday planner .

Geneva, Switzerland to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, tram, and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Geneva to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Ngoc Son Temple ©
Ngoc Son Temple
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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hours
Ninh Binh

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.
You've now added Trang An Grottoes to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): Head underground at Trang An Grottoes.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ninh Binh trip planner .

Take a bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Ninh Binh sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Nature Parks
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes

1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi
To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by bus from Ninh Binh to Hanoi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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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.
Hạ Long Bay has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hue.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

2
nights
Hue

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.
You've now added Dong Ba Market to your itinerary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Halong Bay to Hue takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In November, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Dong Ba Market ©
Dong Ba Market

1
night
Da Nang

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ba Na Hills SunWorld. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lady Buddha, get in on the family fun at Ba Na Hills SunWorld, and then take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Da Nang trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Hue to Da Nang in 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. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks
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Ba Na Hills SunWorld ©
Ba Na Hills SunWorld
Lady Buddha ©
Lady Buddha
Dragon Bridge ©
Dragon Bridge

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoi An Ancient Town. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town and then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Phan Thiet.
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

2
nights
Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mui Ne Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Phan Thiet planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hoi An to Phan Thiet in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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night
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.
To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City online trip builder .

Drive from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. November in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Can Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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1
night
Can Tho

Can Tho
The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Can Tho road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Can Tho are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Can Tho

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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