17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Port Blair, South Andaman Island
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Ha Long
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h
3
Da Nang
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
4
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Port Blair, South Andaman Island

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Museum-lovers will appreciate TiredCity Hang Bong and Ho Chi Minh Museum. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat).

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary builder website.

Port Blair, India to Hanoi is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Blair to Hanoi is 1 hour. You'll set off for Ha Long on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Ha Long

Hạ Long is the capital city and 1st-class provincial city of Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, then get engrossed in the history at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and finally snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ha Long trip planner.

You can drive from Hanoi to Ha Long in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ha Long

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Halong Bay
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture and Luc Bo Culture Space. Get out of town with these interesting Da Nang side-trips: Hue (Hue Temple, Le Ba Dang Art Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, admire the masterpieces at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang, make a trip to Marian Shrine of the Lady of Tra Kieu, and brush up on your military savvy at Da Nang Museum.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Da Nang sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ha Long to Da Nang. In November, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 19th (Thu), you're off to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Hue
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture

3
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 Ancient Town and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Tran Family Home and Chapel and Old House of Tan Ky. The adventure continues: take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, steep yourself in history at The Old House of Phun Hung, and admire the striking features of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An travel route planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Hoi An are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Historic Sites
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Tran Family Home and Chapel ©
The Tran Family Home and Chapel
Old House of Tan Ky ©
Old House of Tan Ky

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore War Remnants Museum and Drink Vietnam. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Independence Palace and Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City holiday planning app.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoi An in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Ho Chi Minh City, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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