13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 1 night
Drive to Dinh Vu, Ferry to Cat Ba
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Cat Ba
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
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Nha Trang
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Hanoi — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bach Ma Temple, then get a dose of the wild on Asia Travel Legend, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at La Belle Vie Spa & Wellness.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi itinerary maker tool.

New Delhi, India to Hanoi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New Delhi to Hanoi, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Cat Ba.
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Baths · Spas · Wildlife · Tours
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Cat Ba — 2 nights

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 27th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Trung Trang Cave and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cat Co 1 Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cat Ba trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Halong Bay.
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Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Beaches
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Halong Bay — 1 night

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.
On the 29th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, then step off the mainland to explore Soi Sim Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ti Top Beach, and finally Head underground at Tien Ong Cave. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay day trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Nature
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 2 nights

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 31st (Wed), find something for the whole family at Bong Lai Rattan House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Magic Fingers and then see the top attractions with Motorvina.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of ferry and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang — 2 nights

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Doc Let Beach. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at 100 Egg Theme Park and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nha Trang trip itinerary app.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Nha Trang in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take a stroll through Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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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.
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