16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Austin
Drive + Fly:  25 h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  5 h
3
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  26 h
End: Austin

3
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, see Off-Road Tours, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hanoi tour itinerary planner.

Austin, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 25- hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Austin to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
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 11th (Thu): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 12th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, and finally look for gifts at Taste of Vietnam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Cao Dai Temple, then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Duong Dong day trip app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom

3
nights
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Tours
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
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 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hue tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, Hue is little chillier than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 76°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, then see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, and then don't miss a visit to Lady Buddha.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 68°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Hoi An

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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