11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ha Long
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h
5
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Duong Dong
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City


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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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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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 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison and then make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh, get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, then contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and finally wander the streets of Old Quarter.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi visit app .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ha Long.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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hours
Ha Long

Ha Long
Hạ Long is the capital city and 1st-class provincial city of Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. Plan a Ha Long trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hanoi to Ha Long in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ha Long

Tours Outdoors
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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Ha Long to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hue day trip tool .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Hoi An.

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
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes An Bang Beach. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An day trip planning website .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Parks Spas

Side Trip

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

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night
Duong Dong

Duong Dong ©
You've added Sao Beach, Ong Lang Beach, Cao Dai Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple, stop by Sava Coffee Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage, then kick back and relax at Sao Beach, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Duong Dong Market.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Duong Dong trip builder website .

Fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Funky Tiki Bar ©
Funky Tiki Bar
Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage ©
Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage

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