11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Hoi An
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 15 min
3
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Bus:  6 h 15 min
4
Ninh Binh
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Ahmedabad

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 adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City travel route planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ahmedabad to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in April: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, you will find days in Hoi An are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
night
Halong Bay

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip planning site.

Getting from Hoi An to Halong Bay by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Parks Nature
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

1
night
Ninh Binh

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
On the 10th (Fri), Head underground at Mua Caves and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ninh Binh trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh in 6.5 hours. In April in Ninh Binh, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves

3
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: stop by Old Quarter, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by bus from Ninh Binh to Hanoi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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