13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then kick back and relax at Sao Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Coi Nguon Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Duong Dong online day trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Duong Dong is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mumbai to Duong Dong due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ho Quoc Temple, Sao Beach
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
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 31st (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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 2nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, then contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa. On your second day here, stop by Future Clothes Shop, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An online road trip planner .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in November: highs in Hoi An hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Non Nuoc Beach
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Thermal Spas
Fishing Charters & Tours
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

1
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 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Thuan An Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market, then explore the historical opulence of Thai Hoa Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hue trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thuan An Beach ©
Thuan An Beach
Thai Hoa Palace ©
Thai Hoa Palace

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 5th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, Head underground at Tien Son Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tam Toa Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dong Hoi
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

3
nights
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.
On the 7th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, explore the galleries of Tired City Bao Khanh, examine the collection at Hanoi Police Museum, then make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, and finally don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu. On your second day here, stroll through Quan Lan Beach and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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