11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 1 night
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for gifts at MasterTan, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip planning site.

Erbil, Iraq to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Erbil to Hanoi is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and then cool off at Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Coi Nguon Museum, see what you can catch with Red River Daily Tours Phu Quoc, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then browse the different shops at The Vietnamese Artists, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Duong Dong online day trip planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Duong Dong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Transportation

Side Trips

3
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Ho Chi Minh City

Pearl of the Far East

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 27th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the exhibits of Soyn, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing planner.

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

1
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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 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hue trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, Hue is a bit cooler than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

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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 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Nature · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.