13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 1 night
Bus to Ha Long, 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
— 1 night
Drive
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Ninh Binh
— 1 day
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Hue
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Hue
— 1 night
Train
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Da Nang
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An
— 1 day
Fly
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Da Lat
— 1 night
Taxi to Thap Cham, Train to Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights

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Hanoi — 1 night

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 22nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

If you are flying in from Taiwan, the closest major aiports are Noi Bai International Airport and Van Don International Airport. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Halong Bay.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then head off the coast to Castaway Island. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.
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Side Trip
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Hanoi — 1 night

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Ninh Binh.
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Ninh Binh — 1 day

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Trang An Grottoes and then make a trip to Tam Coc.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ninh Binh online journey planner.

Drive from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Hue.
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Parks · Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hue vacation builder website.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Hue by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Hue, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Da Nang.
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Da Nang — 1 night

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
On the 27th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, and then look for gifts at Namaka Jewelry.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Nang online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Hue to Da Nang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hoi An.
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Parks · Nature · Spas · Shopping
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Hoi An — 1 day

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 28th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An holiday planner.

You can drive from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Da Lat.
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Spas
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Da Lat — 1 night

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): scramble along the landscape with Pine Track Adventures and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Da Lat itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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Ho Chi Minh City — 2 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stop by Shimmer Silver, and admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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