13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
3
Hue
— 1 night
4
Hoi An
— 3 nights
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Quan Lan Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, and then take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and then examine the collection at Hanoi Police Museum.

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

Kabul, Afghanistan to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kabul to Hanoi is 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University

3
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 22nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

1
night
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 24th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, thencontemplate the long history of Imperial City, thenadmire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery, and finally explore the world behind art at Le Ba Dang Art Museum. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then delve into the distant past at Nine Dynastic Urns.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hue tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March in Hue, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Museums
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

3
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.
Let the collections at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and March Gallery capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and An Bang Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Hai Van Pass in Phu Tho (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip builder tool.

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 March, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hai Van Pass, The Marble Mountains
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Hai Van Pass ©
Hai Van Pass

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.
On the 29th (Sun), take a stroll through Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, visit Pham Ngu Lao Street, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, thenhead outdoors with Outdoor Activities, thenget a sense of history and politics at People's Committee Building, and finally stop by Ngan Thong Paper Shop.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online journey builder.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hoi An in March, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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