16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Phu Quoc, Taxi to Phu Quoc Island
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Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Taxi to Phu Quoc, Fly to Tan Son Nhat
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 1 night
Fly
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Phu Quoc Island

— 3 nights
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
For shopping fun, head to Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA) or Duong Dong Market. Relax by the water at Vung Bau Beach and Ong Lang Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mui Ganh Dau Beach, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and look for gifts at Taste of Vietnam.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Phu Quoc Island road trip site.

Mumbai, India to Phu Quoc Island is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
On the 27th (Wed), make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Xeo Xo Sai Gon, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phu Quoc Island to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

Nha Trang

— 1 night
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, then stroll through Nha Trang Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda, and finally stop by Tea House in Nha Trang.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nha Trang driving holiday site.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

Hoi An

— 3 nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Rubin Cloth Shop or Cotic. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and admire the striking features of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Hoi An are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:

Hue

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and then look for gifts at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Green Bamboo Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Diem Phung Thi Art Exhibition House, pick up some local products at Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then explore the ancient world of Royal Tombs, and finally contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hue trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Hanoi

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.