18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Dammam
plane:  17​h 30​min
1
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3​h
2
Da Nang
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h
3
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  10​h 45​min
5
Sapa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Dammam

3
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.
Let the collections at Mai Loc Photo Gallery and DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Long Thanh Photo Studio or Tea House in Nha Trang. Spend the 28th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bac Thanh Church, examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip itinerary website .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Nha Trang is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Nha Trang

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach

3
nights
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Visiting The Marble Mountains and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture and Art in Paradise (3D TRICK ART) will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at My Khe Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at M Legrand Jewelry, and make a trip to Lady Buddha.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Da Nang trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Da Nang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Da Nang

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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the galleries of 54 Traditions Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, then take in the exciting artwork at Bui Mai Hien Gallery, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Da Nang to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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 8th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Halong Bay

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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

2
nights
Sapa

Sapa ©
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.
Get outdoors at Fansipan Mountain and Walking tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Ta Phin Village and Holy Rosary Church Or the Stone Church. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Indigo Cat, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapa trip maker tool .

Getting from Halong Bay to Sapa by bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Ta Phin Village ©
Ta Phin Village

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.
On the 12th (Tue), take a stroll through Saigon, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at The Independence Palace, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sapa to Ho Chi Minh City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas Museums Neighborhoods
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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