19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  5​h
6
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
7
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Muscat

3
nights
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.
When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip maker .

Muscat, Oman to Hoi An is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Muscat to Hoi An, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Muscat in September, Hoi An is slightly colder at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then explore the world behind art at XQ Hand Embroidery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue day trip planning website .

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Hue sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Food Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, and admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tien Son Cave
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

3
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 museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, steep yourself in history at The Independence Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get out on two wheels at Countryside Adventures.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online vacation planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. In September in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Parks Trails
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, then don't miss a visit to Sung Hung Pagoda, and finally relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, then tee off at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, and finally look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Duong Dong road trip app .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Phu Quoc Mushroom
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Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau

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.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda

4
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip builder site .

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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