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
ha long:  30​min
3
Ha Long
— 1 day
custom - Phong Nha travel:  2​h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  4​h
5
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
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.
On the 17th (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then walk around Cong Vien 30-4, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck. Keep things going the next day: get out on two wheels at Countryside Adventures.

To plan Ho Chi Minh City vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hanoi route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ha Long.

Things to do in Hanoi

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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
day
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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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
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

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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 24th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hue, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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

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 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach

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night
Duong Dong

Duong Dong ©
You've added Sao Beach, Ong Lang Beach, Funky Tiki Bar, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get a taste of local nightlife at Funky Tiki Bar.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Duong Dong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage ©
Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage
Funky Tiki Bar ©
Funky Tiki Bar

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