17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip planner

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Fly
1
Da Lat
— 1 night
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
3
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly
7
Duong To, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Da Lat

— 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Wed), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures. On your second day here, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then stop by XQ Vietnam.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat online travel route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Da Lat is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Da Lat. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Halong Bay

— 2 nights
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 17th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then relax and rejuvenate at Royal Spa. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Halong Bay driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Da Lat to Halong Bay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Spas · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Hanoi

— 3 nights
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.
On the 20th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: visit Old Quarter, stop by Tired City Dinh Tien Hoang, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 1 night
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 22nd (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Hue

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Imperial City and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Hoi An

— 3 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Duong To.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Duong To, Phu Quoc Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Jerry's Jungle Tours and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Duong To trip builder tool.

You can fly from Hoi An to Duong To in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong To

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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 1st (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, look for gifts at Le Saigonais, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and get engrossed in the history at The Independence Palace.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Duong To to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

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.