9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hoi An
— 1 night
2
Hue
— 1 night
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
5
Hanoi
— 1 night

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to The Marble Mountains, then stroll through My Khe Beach, then look for gifts at ASIAN Gallery and Bookstore, and finally snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge. On your second day here, kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach Spa.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An journey tool.

London, UK to Hoi An is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Hoi An, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Hoi An is warmer than London - with highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Imperial City, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang.

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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. August in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, then experience rural life at The Duck Stop, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planning site.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 19th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at PTA Travel, enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, and then sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Sao Beach, then kick back and relax at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa, and then kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Duong Dong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Duong Dong takes 6.5 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 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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Hanoi

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi route planning site.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

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