13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Con Son
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
4
Hoi An
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: London

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at PTA Travel and Sao Beach. Visit Ong Lang Beach and Khem Beach for some beach relaxation.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip planner.

London, UK to Duong Dong is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Duong Dong due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Mui Ganh Dau Beach ©
Mui Ganh Dau Beach

1
night
Con Son

Con Son ©
Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Dung Beach, kick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu, and then explore the activities along An Hai Lake.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Con Son travel route planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Con Son in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Con Son

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Ong Dung Beach ©
Ong Dung Beach
An Hai Lake ©
An Hai Lake

1
night
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 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planning site.

Getting from Con Son to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through The Marble Mountains, then kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip tool.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Hoi An are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

1
night
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 (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hue online visit planner.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop and then explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip maker app.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and TiredCity Hang Bong. Step out of the city life by going to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Off-Road Tours. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and see the interesting displays at Hanoi Police Museum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi online road trip 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. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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