10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Hanoi
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Doha

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 9th (Fri): explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, appreciate the extensive heritage of March Gallery, then kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, and finally look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, then enjoy the sand and surf at My Khe Beach, and then stroll through Cua Dai Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip planning tool .

Doha, Qatar to Hoi An is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Indochina Time is 4 hours. In August, Hoi An is a bit cooler than Doha - with highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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 11th (Sun), explore the galleries of Vietnam Silver House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stop by All Good Things Phu Quoc, enjoy the sand and surf at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa, then kick back and relax at Khem Beach, and finally stroll through Ong Lang Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course and then explore the activities along Fingernail Island.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Phu Quoc Island
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Khem Beach ©
Khem Beach
Fingernail Island ©
Fingernail Island

1
night
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 14th (Wed), Head underground at Son Doong Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave. On your second day here, Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then admire all the interesting features of The Duck Stop.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park holiday planner .

Getting from Duong Dong to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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