11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus
2
Cat Ba
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Uong Bi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Melbourne

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3
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Quarter and Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:

2
nights
Cat Ba

The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
On the 13th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then head off the coast to Cat Ba Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cat Ba trip builder tool.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uong Bi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

1
night
Uong Bi

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Vang Pagoda and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yen Tu Mountain.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uong Bi trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cat Ba to Uong Bi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Uong Bi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:

2
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hạ Long Bay and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Uong Bi to Halong Bay with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.