13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Hanoi
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
4
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

3
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: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace.

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Bengaluru, India to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bengaluru to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in August: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

1
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.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

4
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, view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and make a trip to Ho Van - Van Mieu.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Step out of Halong Bay with an excursion to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Cat Ba--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and Head underground at Tien Ong Cave.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay vacation maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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