18 days in Amsterdam, Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

18 days in Amsterdam, Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 6 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Old Church (in Delft), The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more) and Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Room Escape Games). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and explore the engaging exhibits at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip app.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 5 nights

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.
On the 17th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Hanoi takes 17.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 6 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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 18th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for home.
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Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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