9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
On the 10th (Sat), wander the streets of Old Quarter, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Hanoi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
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 12th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), then contemplate the long history of Phong Nha Caves, and then admire all the interesting features of The Duck Stop.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park planner .

Getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hue road trip planner.

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 August, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Old House of Phun Hung, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An attractions website .

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Spas Historic Sites
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

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