9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip planner

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Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 day
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Cat Ba
— 1 night
Ferry to Dinh Vu, Drive to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hue
— 1 night
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 1 day
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): cast your line with Truly Vietnam Travel, relax and rejuvenate at Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage, and then learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong day trip planning site.

Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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Halong Bay

— 3 nights
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sung Sot Cave and Bai Tu Long Bay. Visiting Hạ Long Bay and Dau Go Cave will get you outdoors. On the 19th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay route website.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:

Cat Ba

— 1 night
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then explore the activities along Lan Ha Bay.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cat Ba day trip planning app.

Ride a ferry from Halong Bay to Cat Ba in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Hanoi

— 3 nights
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.
Visiting Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. On the 24th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's more to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter and get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi journey builder tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cat Ba to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Hue

— 1 night
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 26th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue planning site.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hue

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.