13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Cat Ba
— 2 nights
bus:  9​h
3
Sapa
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Zurich

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 nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary maker site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Hanoi is 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Cat Ba

Cat Ba ©
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.
On the 14th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then head off the coast to Cat Ba Island. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cat Ba trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Halong Bay
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

1
day
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cat Cat village, then take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, and then don't miss a visit to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sapa trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Cat Ba to Sapa in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village
O Quy Ho Mountain Pass ©
O Quy Ho Mountain Pass

1
night
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 17th (Sun): experience rural life at The Duck Stop and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Paradise Cave and then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Sapa to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture (in Da Nang) and Hue (Thien Mu Pagoda, Imperial City, & more). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hoi An in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hue, Da Nang
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Spas
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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