11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Ho Chi Minh City
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
2
Nha Trang
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  3 h
3
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
5
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+4
Ferry + Drive + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6 h 30 min
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Hue
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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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 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Independence Palace, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. On your second day here, stop by Drink Vietnam, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online visit planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Ho Chi Minh City. June in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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night
Nha Trang

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for gifts at Legendary Chocolatier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos and more tourist information, read Nha Trang trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), stroll through The Marble Mountains, then don't miss a visit 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.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An visit planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Hoi An sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

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

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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.
On the 24th (Wed), stop by TiredCity Hang Bong, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hanoi sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

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nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Phong Nha Botanic Garden. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, and explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, taxi, and bus from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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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 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally don't miss a visit to Hue Temple.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hue tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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