17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Da Nang
— Few hours
2
Hoi An
— 1 night
3
Hue
— 2 nights
4
Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
5
Hanoi
— Few hours
6
Cao Bang
— 1 night
7
Cao Bang
— 1 night
8
Hanoi
— 1 night
9
Sapa
— 1 night
10
Sapa
— 1 night
11
Hanoi
— 1 night
12
Ha Long
— 1 night
13
Ha Long
— 1 night
14
Hanoi
— Few hours
15
Hanoi
— 1 night

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Da Nang

Da Nang
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Da Nang trip builder tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Da Nang is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Da Nang due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Hoi An on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Shopping Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

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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.
Japanese Covered Bridge has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Thu), take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hoi An travel route planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hue.
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
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Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

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Hue

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.
You've added Vinh Moc Tunnel, Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, Tomb of Khai Dinh, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Vinh Moc Tunnel.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hue road trip planning site.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hoi An in December: highs in Hue hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vinh Moc Tunnel, Tomb of Khai Dinh
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Tomb of Khai Dinh ©
Tomb of Khai Dinh
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bich Dong Pagoda, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Trang An Tours, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda, and then Head underground at Mua Caves. On your second day here, catch all the local highlights with Trang An Tours.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh vacation planning site.

Getting from Hue to Ninh Binh by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hue in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Ninh Binh, with lows around °C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Bich Dong Pagoda ©
Bich Dong Pagoda

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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.
To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Hanoi by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cao Bang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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night
Cao Bang

Cao Bang
Cao Bằng is a city in northern Vietnam. To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cao Bang online tour builder.

You can drive from Hanoi to Cao Bang in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Cao Bang.

Things to do in Cao Bang

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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night
Cao Bang

Cao Bang ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ban Gioc Waterfall as well as Nguom Ngao Cave. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Nguom Ngao Cave and then admire the sheer force of Ban Gioc Waterfall.

Planning Cao Bang trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Hanoi.

Things to do in Cao Bang

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Nguom Ngao Cave ©
Nguom Ngao Cave
Ban Gioc Waterfall ©
Ban Gioc Waterfall

1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi
To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Cao Bang to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

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night
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Muong Hoa Valley, Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls), Love Waterfall, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, thenmake a trip to The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church), and then explore the activities along Sapa Lake.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sapa road trip app.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

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Sapa

Sapa ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take a stroll through Hang Da Village.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sapa trip tool.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village

1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi
For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for Ha Long.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

1
night
Ha Long

Ha Long ©
Hạ Long is the capital city and 1st-class provincial city of Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. You've now added Cua Van Floating Village to your itinerary. On the 31st (Tue), take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Ha Long trip planner.

You can drive from Hanoi to Ha Long in 2.5 hours. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ha Long.

Things to do in Ha Long

Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cua Van Floating Village
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Cua Van Floating Village ©
Cua Van Floating Village

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night
Ha Long

Ha Long
To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ha Long online trip itinerary builder.

You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ha Long

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

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Hanoi

Hanoi
For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi road trip app.

Traveling by car from Ha Long to Hanoi takes 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Hanoi on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Quarter, Lotus Water Puppet Theater and Perfume Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Perfume Pagoda, thensee a show at Lotus Water Puppet Theater, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi vacation maker.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Perfume Pagoda ©
Perfume Pagoda
Lotus Water Puppet Theater ©
Lotus Water Puppet Theater

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