18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  14 h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Berlin

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Mon), make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, stop by Cao Minh Saigon, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuoc An Hoi Quan, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, thenget a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City vacation planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in November, things will get warmer in Ho Chi Minh City: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

4
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Get some historical perspective at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Cao Dai Temple. You'll get in some beach time at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa and Ong Lang Beach. Step out of Duong Dong to go to An Thoi and see Sao Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Thom Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and look for gifts at The Green Boutique.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach, Ham Ninh Pier
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

2
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda. Spend the 12th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Sun) on the water with a fishing tour. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach and examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Nha Trang itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Nha Trang takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

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.
Relax by the water at An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hoi An Ancient Town and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, approximately Da Nang away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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