11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
2
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Vung Tau
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Change things up with these side-trips from Da Nang: Hue (Luc Bo Culture Space, Imperial City, &more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, stop by LiA - Chic & Unique, and find something for the whole family at Ba Na Hills SunWorld.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Da Nang trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Da Nang is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Da Nang hover around 91°F and lows are around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hue
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Ba Na Hills SunWorld ©
Ba Na Hills SunWorld
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Tran Phu branch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach, and don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An online travel route planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Vung Tau.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Parks Museums
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

2
nights
Vung Tau

Vung Tau ©
A place to relax by the coast, Vung Tau has gained a reputation for its beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Ngọn hải đăng Vũng Tàu, appreciate the history behind Christ the King, and then look for gifts at Jungle Jam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Front Beach, thentake a leisurely stroll along Vung Tau Ferry Terminal, and then examine the collection at The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vung Tau trip planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Vung Tau by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in October, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Vung Tau

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Front Beach ©
Front Beach
The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms ©
Christ the King ©
Christ the King

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.
On the 4th (Sun), stroll around Le Thi Rieng Culture Park, thendon't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, and then don't miss a visit to Saigon River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, thenget engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Vung Tau to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in October, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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