16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Vigo
Bus + Fly:  25 h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
3
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
5
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
6
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Ho Chi Minh City
— Few hours
Fly + Bus:  28 h 30 min
End: Vigo

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.
You've now added The Gin House Saigon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get a taste of local nightlife at The Gin House Saigon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally walk around Cong Vien 30-4.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary tool.

Vigo, Spain to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Vigo to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vigo in March, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be much warmer, temps between 40°C and 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

2
nights
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 Mỹ Sơn as well as Lady Buddha. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Lady Buddha, and then snap pictures at Dragon Bridge. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Mỹ Sơn.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Da Nang journey planning website.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Da Nang: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 26°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mỹ Sơn
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Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Lady Buddha ©
Lady Buddha

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old House of Tan Ky, stop by March Gallery, and then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Old House of Tan Ky ©
Old House of Tan Ky

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gems Garden and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter and then don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
54 Traditions Gallery ©
54 Traditions Gallery

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.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, get engrossed in the history at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 11th (Wed), you're off to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Museums
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda

3
nights
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then browse for treasures at Vietnam Cultural, then make a trip to Ho Van - Van Mieu, and finally explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

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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. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Tours Parks
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

few
hours
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City
To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You will leave for home on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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