17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Guadalajara
Fly:  27 h
1
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h
7
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Guadalajara

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, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and enjoy some diversion at Henna Art Hoi An.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An sightseeing app.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Hoi An is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Guadalajara to Hoi An due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Guadalajara in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Hoi An, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, thenadmire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, thencontemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally make a trip to Hue Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then make a trip to The Flag Tower.

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You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): experience rural life at The Duck Stop, thenadmire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, thenstop by SoNice, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 24th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally get engrossed in the history at Coi Nguon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, don't miss a visit to Sung Hung Pagoda, thenstop by From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple).

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong travel app.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Museums Theme Parks Spas

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Ong Lang, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Coi Nguon Museum ©
Coi Nguon Museum
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Sung Hung Pagoda ©
Sung Hung Pagoda

1
night
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 26th (Fri): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the views from Pont Bai Chay.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip maker.

Getting from Duong Dong to Halong Bay by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then stop by Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, thencontemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker.

Take a bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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