13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly

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Halong Bay

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then don't miss a visit to Cua Van Floating Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay attractions planner.

Mumbai, India to Halong Bay is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, wander the streets of Old Quarter, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hanoi vacation builder site.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hue online trip builder.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

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Hoi An

— 3 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see Food Tours about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, and look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary site.

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. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by Shimmer Silver.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip site.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hoi An, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can fly back home.

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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.