13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  13​h
1
Da Lat
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Ninh Binh
— 1 night
5
Sapa
— 1 night
6
Hanoi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Cat Ba
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
8
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Da Lat

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then don't miss a visit to Dalat Railway Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Da Lat online journey maker .

Bengaluru, India to Da Lat is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

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 (Sat): steep yourself in history at Imperial City, browse the different shops at Big C Market, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hue online day trip planner .

You can fly from Da Lat to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Hue, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Food Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
On the 8th (Mon), Head underground at Son Doong Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): experience rural life at The Duck Stop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

1
night
Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Tam Coc, Head underground at Mua Caves, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hoa Lu Temples.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ninh Binh vacation planner .

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ninh Binh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. July in Ninh Binh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc

1
night
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, then take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Y Linh Ho.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapa road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Ninh Binh to Sapa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall
Y Linh Ho ©
Y Linh Ho

2
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.
On the 12th (Fri), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and finally view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Food Tours

1
night
Cat Ba

The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, then Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cat Ba travel tool .

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Halong Bay
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Hon Ga Choi Island ©
Hon Ga Choi Island

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 15th (Mon), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Cat Ba to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Spas
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas

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