18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  15 h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
2
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Hue
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

4
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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip maker tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be much hotter, temps between 39°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
Da Lat

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Da Lat is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, admire the landmark architecture of Dalat Railway Station, and take in the dramatic scenery at Datanla Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Da Lat sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Lat

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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

4
nights
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.
Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see Dragon Bridge, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll through Cua Dai Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planner.

You can fly from Da Lat to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

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

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hue road trip tool.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Hue, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

3
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

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Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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