13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vienna
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Vienna

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi road trip planning website.

Vienna, Austria to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave and then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip planning website.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

2
nights
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 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, thensteep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hue trip planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, steep yourself in history at The Old House of Phun Hung, thentake in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town. Keep things going the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, and then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An day trip planning site.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha tho Da Minh, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City planning site.

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Hoi An, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 26°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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