10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10​h
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Hoi An
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
4
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then explore the activities along West Lake, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online driving holiday planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hanoi is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Hanoi is 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

2
nights
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 12th (Mon), kick back and relax at Thuan An Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Hue Imperial City (The Citadel). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, then explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns, and finally contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hue trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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

2
nights
Hoi An

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 14th (Wed): stroll through Cua Dai Beach, then kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains. Keep things going the next day: stroll through An Bang Beach, then contemplate the long history of The Tran Family Home and Chapel, and then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Da Nang
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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

3
nights
Nha Trang

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): choose your vessel at Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nha Trang trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam ©
Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach

1
day
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 18th (Sun), stroll through Cong Vien 30-4, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City visit planner .

Getting from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Nha Trang in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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