17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
2
Nha Trang
— 1 night
3
Hue
— 2 nights
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
6
Halong Bay
— 1 night
7
Da Nang
— 4 nights

2
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: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and explore the galleries of The Independence Palace.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City online trip maker.

Cape Town, South Africa to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Cape Town to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in April, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are much warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip itinerary site.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, thenadmire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, thencontemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hue attractions tool.

Fly from Nha Trang to Hue in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
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 30th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

3
nights
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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see Off-Road Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
Halong Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip planner.

Take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Da Nang: Hoi An (Precious Heritage by Rehahn, Hoi An Ancient Town, &more). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Da Nang journey planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Da Nang by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

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

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