13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
train:  5​h
1
Song Cau Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

2
nights
Song Cau Town

Song Cau Town ©
On the 30th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Xuan Dai Bay.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Song Cau Town attractions planner.

Ho Chi Minh City to Song Cau Town is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hoi An.

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Xuan Dai Bay ©
Xuan Dai Bay

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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cua Dai Beach. Popular historic sites such as Old House of Tan Ky and March Gallery are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, and kick back and relax at An Bang Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An vacation planner.

Drive from Song Cau Town to Hoi An in 6 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

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An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Da Nang trip planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. February in Da Nang sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Hue.

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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
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My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

2
nights
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 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then browse the different shops at Big C Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hue visit planning website .

You can take a bus from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February in Hue, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
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Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
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 in touch with nature at Phong Nha Caves and Phong Nha Botanic Garden. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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