10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
2
Hoi An
— 1 night
3
Hue
— 1 night
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
5
Hanoi
— 2 nights
6
Halong Bay
— 1 night

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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.
On the 2nd (Fri), view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, then stop by Veritas Bespoke, then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda). Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City online trip planner.

Pune, India to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Ho Chi Minh City is 1.5 hours. In April in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

1
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Hoi An

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 4th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip maker website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, expect nights in Hoi An to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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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 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue holiday planning site.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April in Hue, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, then paddle through the water with Phong Nha Kayaking Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, then admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then make a trip to Phong Nha Caves.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park holiday planning site.

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

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Temple of Literature & National University ©

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Halong Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay road trip app.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

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