18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Da Nang
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
3
Sapa
— 1 night
bus:  11​h
4
Cat Ba
— 1 day
+3
ferry + Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
5
Phan Thiet
— 1 night
6
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
7
Quy Nhon
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
8
Con Dao Islands
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at My Khe Beach, then stroll through Non Nuoc Beach, then kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and finally stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch. On the next day, see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Da Nang trip itinerary tool .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Da Nang is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hoi An
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Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

2
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.
On the 17th (Wed), Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, and then Head underground at Paradise Cave. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Duck Stop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach), and then Head underground at Tien Son Cave.

Plan trip to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Da Nang to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Dong Hoi
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach) ©
Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach)
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, then take in the awesome beauty at Y Linh Ho, then admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hoang Lien National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Sapa day trip tool .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Sapa in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

1
day
Cat Ba

The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the activities along Lan Ha Bay, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cat Ba tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sapa to Cat Ba by bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Lan Ha Bay ©
Lan Ha Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet ©
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Hon Rom, take a tour by water with MANTA Sail Training Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Da Ong Dia Beach. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Sand Dunes, enjoy the sand and surf at Mui Ne Beach, then play a few rounds at Sea Links Golf & Country Club, and finally get your game on at Trampoline Club Impulse.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Phan Thiet day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Cat Ba to Phan Thiet takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Hon Rom ©
Hon Rom
MANTA Sail Training Centre ©
MANTA Sail Training Centre
Mui Ne Beach ©
Mui Ne Beach

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.
On the 24th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at i resort, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hon Chong, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang road trip app .

Drive from Phan Thiet to Nha Trang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Quy Nhon.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hon Chong ©
Hon Chong
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Quy Nhon

Quy Nhon ©
Quy Nhơn is a coastal city in Bình Định Province in central Vietnam. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): kick back and relax at Ky Co Beach, then explore the activities along Eo Gio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Xep Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Thap Doi (Twin Towers).

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Quy Nhon online route planner .

Traveling by car from Nha Trang to Quy Nhon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Con Dao Islands.

Things to do in Quy Nhon

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ky Co Beach ©
Ky Co Beach
Eo Gio ©
Eo Gio
Thap Doi (Twin Towers) ©
Thap Doi (Twin Towers)

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night
Con Dao Islands

Con Dao Islands ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Con Dao Prison, kick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu, and then make a trip to Phu Hai Prison.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Con Dao Islands itinerary tool .

Getting from Quy Nhon to Con Dao Islands by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Con Dao Islands

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu

4
nights
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Step out of the city life by going to Ong Lang Beach and Hon Thom Island. We've included these beaches for you: Long Beach and Mui Ganh Dau Beach. The adventure continues: tee off at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, kick back and relax at Khem Beach, stroll through Sao Beach, and stop by The Green Boutique.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Phu Quoc Island itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Con Dao Islands to Phu Quoc Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course ©
Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

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