18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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
+2
shuttle + foot + 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, look for gifts at Cao Minh Saigon, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: 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, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to 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 ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Cao Dai Temple. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ong Lang Beach and Starfish Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Duong Dong trip itinerary planning tool .

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. 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 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. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nha Trang Beach and see the interesting displays at Alexandre Yersin Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang travel route planner .

You can fly from Duong Dong to Nha Trang in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hoi An Ancient Town and March Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hoi An road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi driving holiday planner .

Fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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