10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip itinerary planner

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Hoi An
— 1 night
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Hue
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Hoi An

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains and then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn. On your second day here, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An online day trip planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Hoi An is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect Hoi An to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Imperial City and then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

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Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

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Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ben Duoc Memorial Temple and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Getting from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, Ho Chi Minh City is somewhat warmer than Hue - with highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 2 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside and then kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach. On the next day, cast your line with Kien Giang Travel and then relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Mushroom.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong online trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods
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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.