16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Guangzhou
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Hue
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Da Lat
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h
6
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Guangzhou

2
nights
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Sao Beach, then kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach, and then stop by PQ LITTLE MART.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Phu Quoc Island trip planner .

Guangzhou, China to Phu Quoc Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
The Green Boutique ©
The Green Boutique

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Hanoi Zoological Gardens, cool off at Vinpearl Land Water Park - Royal City, and then stop by Indigo Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, and then contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake.

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

You can fly from Phu Quoc Island to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
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Hanoi Zoological Gardens ©
Hanoi Zoological Gardens
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
One Pillar Pagoda ©
One Pillar Pagoda

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 26th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Hue Imperial City (The Citadel). On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Green Bamboo Art Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River, don't miss a visit to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon), then contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower, then explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Hue tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

1
night
Da Lat

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get outside with Pine Track Adventures, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát.

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Fly from Hue to Da Lat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hue in December, with highs in Da Lat at 33°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Historic Sites
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Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát ©

2
nights
Nha Trang

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 29th (Sat), choose your vessel at Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hon Chong, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nha Trang online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Nha Trang are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam ©
Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam
Hon Chong ©
Hon Chong
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

4
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.
Visit Non Nuoc Beach and An Bang Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at My Khe Beach and The Marble Mountains. Step out of Hoi An to go to Duy Xuyen and see My Son Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tra Que Water Wheel, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip site .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nha Trang in December: high temperatures in Hoi An hover around 30°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Scuba & Snorkeling
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

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