11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam visit planner

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Train to Marylebone station, Fly to Tan Son Nhat
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Hoi An
— 1 night
Drive
4
Hue
— 1 night
Fly
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Birmingham

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Ho Chi Minh City

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, then take in the exciting artwork at Soyn, and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, admire the striking features of The Independence Palace, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder website.

Birmingham, UK to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Birmingham to Ho Chi Minh City. Traveling from Birmingham in March, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be much hotter, temps between 40°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa, browse the different shops at The Vietnamese Artists, and take a leisurely stroll along Ham Ninh Pier.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong travel route planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoi An

— 1 night
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 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An day trip tool.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Hoi An in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Hue

— 1 night
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 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hue online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

Hanoi

— 3 nights
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 (Mon): take a stroll through Old Quarter, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then view the masterpieces at 54 Traditions Gallery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

You can fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.