18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Da Nang International Airport, Drive to Hoi An
Hoi An
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Duong Dong
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights


Hoi An — 3 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Da Nang (Tran Thi Ly Bridge & Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Gallery 180, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An road trip website.

Cranbrook, Canada to Hoi An is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 14 hour difference. In November, Hoi An is much warmer than Cranbrook - with highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Hanoi.
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Hanoi — 4 nights

Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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Getting from Hoi An to Hanoi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Halong Bay.
Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:

Halong Bay — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay travel route planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Duong Dong.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 4 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Duong Dong side-trips: An Thoi (Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park & Bai Tắm Sao). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with Truly Vietnam Travel, learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, and get engrossed in the history at Coi Nguon Museum.

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Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure
Side Trips
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Ho Chi Minh City — 4 nights

Pearl of the Far East

On the 27th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and take in the history at Ben Dinh Tunnels.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. November in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:

Vietnam travel guide

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.