18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Duong To, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 1 night
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly to Van Don, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 5 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ba Thien Hau Temple and Artinus 3D Art Museum. Do your shopping at Thuy Design House and Saigon Square 1. And it doesn't end there: admire the ancient design of Golden Lotus Healing Spa World, examine the collection at FITO Museum, explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and get a sense of history and politics at People's Committee Building.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to Ho Chi Minh City. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Ho Chi Minh City reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Duong To.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Museums · Baths · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Duong To, Phu Quoc Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam Ho Quoc (Ho Quoc Pagoda), then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, and finally look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Duong To trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong To takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Duong To

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Bong Lai Rattan House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Magic Fingers and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip maker website.

You can fly from Duong To to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Hue

— 1 night
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.
On the 20th (Sun), see Off-Road Tours and then delve into the distant past at Nine Dynastic Urns.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue online itinerary planner.

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. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thanh Ha Terracotta Park and Phap Lam Pagoda. Head to Shoes Shop Quynh Nhu and Coticfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Da Nang (Long An Temple, 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cantonese Assembly Hall and relax and rejuvenate at Organic Plus Spa.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An online vacation maker.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. June in Hoi An sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for gifts at Ha Long Pearl and then make a trip to Viet Hai Village. On the next day, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa, then get a new perspective on nature at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hoi An to Halong Bay in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Museums · Spas · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Hanoi

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chua Tran Quoc and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). St. Joseph's Cathedral and Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Long Bien Bridge, browse the exhibits of D&C Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pho Linh Temple, and stroll through Quan Lan Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

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.