17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  25 h
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h
6
Ong Lang, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
7
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Mexico City

2
nights
Hanoi

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.
On the 15th (Sat), view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu, then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Mexico City, Mexico to Hanoi is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Indochina Time is 13 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
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 17th (Mon): snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay online trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

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.
Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip builder tool .

You can fly from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 21st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hue trip builder website .

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Hue sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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 23rd (Sun): Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), then admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Ong Lang.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

2
nights
Ong Lang, Phu Quoc Island

Ong Lang ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at PQ LITTLE MART, get to know the resident critters at Vinpearl Safari, and then make a splash at Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Ong Lang trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Ong Lang in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Ong Lang

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc
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Vinpearl Safari ©
Vinpearl Safari
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach

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, look for gifts at Legendary Chocolatier, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Ong Lang 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 in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

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