19 days in Vietnam & Bangkok Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam & Bangkok Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island, Bus to Ninh Binh
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Hue
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Hue, Vietnam
Train to Da Nang, Taxi to Hoi An
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 2 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hanoi vacation planner.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sapa.
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Sapa, Vietnam — 4 nights

A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Sapa is known for nature, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Fansipan Mountain, take in the awesome beauty at Y Linh Ho, take a stroll through Ta Phin Village, and don't miss a visit to Love Waterfall.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapa online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hanoi.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Hanoi, Vietnam

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Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay, Vietnam — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, then explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay route planning website.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ninh Binh.
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam — 2 nights

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda, then explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ninh Binh vacation maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hue.
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Hue, Vietnam

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 17th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hue trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ninh Binh to Hue takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hue are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.
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Highlights from your trip

Hoi An, Vietnam — 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tran Thi Ly Bridge in Da Nang (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 180, stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, and have fun at Henna Art Hoi An.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planner.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 1 night

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. You'll set off for Bangkok on the 21st (Wed).
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Bangkok, Thailand — 2 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 21st (Wed), shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok online trip builder.

You can fly from Hanoi to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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