16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 1 night
Drive to Dinh Vu, Ferry to Cat Ba
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Cat Ba
— 2 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nha Trang
— 3 nights
Fly to Danang, Bus to Hue
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive to Da Nang International Airport, Fly to Frankfurt

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Hanoi

— 1 night
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 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, then get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and finally stroll around Hoa Binh Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary tool.

Frankfurt, Germany to Hanoi is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 26:

Cat Ba

— 2 nights
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
On the 27th (Sun), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ti Top Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Dau Go Cave.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cat Ba trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hanoi to Cat Ba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Da Lat.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

Da Lat

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Da Lat road trip tool.

You can fly from Cat Ba to Da Lat in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites
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Nha Trang

— 3 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Popular historic sites such as Nha Tho Nui and Po Nagar Cham Towers are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ba Ho Waterfall. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery, and stroll through Hon Chong.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang road trip site.

You can drive from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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Hue

— 3 nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tomb of Minh Mang and Royal Tombs. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, get engrossed in the history at Hue Cultural Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda.

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Getting from Nha Trang to Hue by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. March in Hue sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Hoi An

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Mỹ Sơn and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Lady Buddha in Da Nang, approximately Da Nang away. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In March in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.