10 days in Vietnam & Taiwan Itinerary

10 days in Vietnam & Taiwan Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hualien, Taiwan
— 1 night
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 night

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Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi tour itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Hanoi, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) ©
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach

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Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
On the 4th (Sun), cast your line with a fishing tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, tour the pleasant surroundings at My Khe Beach, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), and finally admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Hoi An by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

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Hue, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, hunt for treasures at Dong Ba Market, look for gifts at Pure Silk, contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hue trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. October in Hue sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh
Thai Hoa Palace ©
Thai Hoa Palace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Magic Fingers.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Magic Fingers ©
Magic Fingers

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©

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 8th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hualien.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
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Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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Hualien, Taiwan

Hualien ©

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Pure Aroma spa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tzu Chi Foundation, then get outside with Chishingtan Scenic Area, and finally explore the ancient world of Shen'an Temple.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hualien in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Hualien. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
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Shen'an Temple ©
Shen'an Temple
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Tzu Chi Foundation ©
Tzu Chi Foundation

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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©

City of Azaleas

Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
On the 10th (Sat), take a stroll through Ximending, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Taipei online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
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Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
Ximending
Ximending