11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  10​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Hoi An
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
plane:  7​h
5
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
6
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Mumbai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda) and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

1
night
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 28th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hoi An sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

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

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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 29th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hue travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hue are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park itinerary maker .

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

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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.
Hạ Long Bay has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Cua Van Floating Village and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
On the 3rd (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Hanoi Police Museum and then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

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You can drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh

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