19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Phu Quoc, Taxi to Phu Quoc Island
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Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
Taxi to Phu Quoc, Fly to Tan Son Nhat
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Cat Ba
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Cat Ba
— 2 nights
Bus
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Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly

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Phu Quoc Island

— 1 night
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
On the 9th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Mui Ganh Dau Beach, stroll through Ong Lang Beach, and then explore the galleries of Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA). On your second day here, experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, indulge in some personalized pampering at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa, then explore the activities along Fingernail Island, and finally stop by All Good Things Phu Quoc.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Phu Quoc Island trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Phu Quoc Island is an approximately 21-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then browse the exhibits of The Independence Palace, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City vacation maker.

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. In September, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park vacation planning tool.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Hue

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh and Tomb of Tu Duc. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Royal Tombs. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Phu Cam Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at Nine Dynastic Urns.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hue sightseeing website.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Hue, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps and tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Cat Ba

— 2 nights
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Lan Ha Bay, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cat Ba travel app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hoi An to Cat Ba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Hanoi

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. Visit Temple of Literature & National University and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum for their historical value. On the 24th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

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.