18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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
— 5 nights
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Hanoi

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, then take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Hanoi vacation planner.

Verona, Italy to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Verona to Hanoi is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Ti Top Island, then Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, and then Head underground at Dau Go Cave.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cat Ba trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Hanoi to Cat Ba by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Da Lat.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Da Lat sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Cat Ba to Da Lat takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nha Tho Nui and Po Nagar Cham Towers. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nha Trang Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Ba Ho Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Hon Chong, and stop by XQ Hand Embroidery.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nha Trang trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Da Lat to Nha Trang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tomb of Minh Mang and Tomb of Tu Duc. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hue Cultural Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and explore the ancient world of Royal Tombs.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hue road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nha Trang to Hue takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Hue sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

Hoi An

— 5 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.
We've included these beaches for you: My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Cua Dai Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Phu) and Lady Buddha (in Da Nang). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. March in Hoi An sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will leave for home on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 14:

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.