10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chua Tran Quoc and TiredCity Hang Bong. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Quan Lan Beach, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi holiday app .

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major airports are Noi Bai International Airport and Van Don International. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hue road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Nine Dynastic Urns ©
Nine Dynastic Urns

1
night
Hoi An

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, steep yourself in history at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), and then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) ©
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, then kick back and relax at Sao Beach, then look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Cao Dai Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip tool .

You can fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sao Beach, Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
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Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
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.
Ba Thien Hau Temple and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like FITO Museum and Bitexco Financial Tower. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, browse the exhibits of The Sun 2 Artgallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip 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; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 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

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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