10 days in Bengaluru, Male & Vietnam Itinerary

10 days in Bengaluru, Male & Vietnam Itinerary

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10 days in Bengaluru, Male & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
1
Bengaluru, India
— 1 day
Fly + ferry:  5​h
2
Male, Maldives
— 1 night
ferry + Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru, India

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Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then take in the exciting artwork at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, then look for gifts at Badsha Stores, and finally shop like a local with UB City.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Kempegowda International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Male.

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UB City ©
UB City
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat ©
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat

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Male, Maldives

Male ©
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Artificial Beach, then hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rasfannu, and finally stop by S.T.O Trade Centre.

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You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bengaluru to Male in 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in August since evenings lows in Male dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Male

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Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market
S.T.O Trade Centre ©
S.T.O Trade Centre

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): view the masterpieces at Vietnam Silver House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Male to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of ferry and flight takes about 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Maldives Time to Indochina Time is 2 hours. August in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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Hoi An, Vietnam

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 4th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then hunt for treasures at Central Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

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Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

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The Marble Mountains
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Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

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 6th (Tue): Head underground at Son Doong Cave and then Head underground at Paradise Cave. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at The Duck Stop, then admire the sheer force of Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

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Hanoi, Vietnam

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, then view the masterpieces at Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Center, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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