11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Hanoi

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi road trip site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Walking tours

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Halong Bay day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

2
nights
Da Nang

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally enjoy some diversion at Henna Art Hoi An. On the next day, look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Da Nang trip builder website .

Do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Hoi An Express has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
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 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hue trip planner .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hue: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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