16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Da Lat
— 2 nights
3
Hue
— 2 nights
4
Hanoi
— 2 nights
5
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
6
Hoi An
— 6 nights

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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.
On the 12th (Sun), stop by Butterfly Shop, enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, then examine the collection at FITO Museum, and finally walk around Le Thi Rieng Culture Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Auckland in July, things will get much hotter in Ho Chi Minh City: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Parks
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FITO Museum ©
FITO Museum
Bitexco Financial Tower ©
Bitexco Financial Tower

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Da Lat

Da Lat ©
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.
On the 13th (Mon), look for gifts at DL Nature's, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam, and then admire the striking features of Dalat Railway Station.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Da Lat road trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Tiger Arena, explore the ancient world of Royal Tombs, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally contemplate the long history of Hon Chen Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Hue sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

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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 17th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and then stop by Tired City Bao Khanh. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

Getting from Hue to Hanoi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the views from Pont Bai Chay and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay.

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Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Appreciate the collections at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Thanh Cong Art Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Ho Chi Minh and the Fifth Military Zone Museum in Da Nang (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien).

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hoi An day trip planning tool.

Fly from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hoi An are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Nang
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 26:
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My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thermal Spas

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