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
2
Cat Ba
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): make a trip to Bach Ma Temple, then surround yourself with nature on Asia Travel Legend, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at La Belle Vie Spa & Wellness.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hanoi vacation planning website.

New Delhi, India to Hanoi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): Head underground at Trung Trang Cave and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Cat Co 1 Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Cat Ba holiday planning app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to 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 22nd (Thu), head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, head off the coast to Soi Sim Island, then stroll through Ti Top Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay day trip planner.

Getting from Cat Ba to Halong Bay by ferry takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) 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 24th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Bong Lai Rattan House. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at Magic Fingers and then surround yourself with nature on Motorvina.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online itinerary builder.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly 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 26th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Doc Let Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at 100 Egg Theme Park and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Nha Trang by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): wander the streets of Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling 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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