16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cat Ba
— 3 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 2nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Cao Dai Temple, then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, then experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Tắm Sao.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Duong Dong is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Duong Dong is 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

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Ho Chi Minh City

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 4th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City vacation planning website.

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, 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 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get some historical perspective at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Mỹ Sơn. There's still lots to do: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach, make a trip to The Marble Mountains, and stop by Future Clothes Shop.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Ho Chi Minh City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hoi An, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Imperial City, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, and finally look for gifts at Tinh Hoa Art Shop.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip maker tool.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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 9th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), experience rural life at The Duck Stop, and then make a trip to Phong Nha Caves. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then Head underground at Paradise Cave.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

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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 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, then take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, and finally stop by Tired City Bao Khanh. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and finally view the masterpieces at Bui Mai Hien Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

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Cat Ba

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, and then make a trip to Cua Van Floating Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cat Co 1 Beach.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cat Ba travel route tool.

Getting from Hanoi to Cat Ba by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

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.