10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hue
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Mumbai

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.
On the 28th (Sat), view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hanoi itinerary planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Hanoi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
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 30th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay tour itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip planning site .

You can fly from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
night
Hue

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
On the 2nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hue trip builder app .

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hue are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hue in April, things will get a bit warmer in Ho Chi Minh City: highs are around 41°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
On the 4th (Sat), kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Cao Dai Temple, then look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop, then relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, and finally experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc Mushroom, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom

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