11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Hanoi
— 3 nights
ha long:  30 min
3
Ha Long
— 1 day
custom - Phong Nha travel:  2 h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Train:  4 h
5
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 30 min
6
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
7
Duong Dong
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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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 17th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, thenget a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, thenstroll around Cong Vien 30-4, and finally don't miss a visit to Bitexco Financial Tower. On your second day here, squeeze the most out of the city with Countryside Adventures.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport. In November in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, stop by Tired City Bao Khanh, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hanoi online visit planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ha Long.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Temple of Literature & National University ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

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Ha Long

Ha Long
Hạ Long is the capital city and 1st-class provincial city of Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ha Long visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Ha Long takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ha Long

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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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 23rd (Sat), Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, Head underground at Paradise Cave, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ha Long to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Imperial City, thenadmire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November in Hue, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 71°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hoi An.

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

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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.
You've now added An Bang Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at An Bang Beach and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hoi An travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach

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night
Duong Dong

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
You've added Sao Beach, Ong Lang Beach, Funky Tiki Bar, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get a taste of local nightlife at Funky Tiki Bar.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Duong Dong online journey planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Funky Tiki Bar ©
Funky Tiki Bar
Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage ©
Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage

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