13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: London

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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London, UK to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Ho Chi Minh City. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Ho Chi Minh City: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can 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
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
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.
On the 29th (Wed), look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, contemplate the long history of The Old House of Phun Hung, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and then view the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary maker .

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. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 31st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Flag Tower, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then explore the world behind art at XQ Hand Embroidery.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hue journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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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 2nd (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, then take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

3
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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