13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
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.
On the 9th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Tired City Bao Khanh, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi road trip planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Hanoi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Hanoi is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Kids will enjoy Ong Lang Beach and Long Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Cao Dai Temple. Step out of Duong Dong to go to An Thoi and see Starfish Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Duong Dong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online attractions planner .

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Mỹ Sơn. Attractions like An Bang Beach and My Khe Beach make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An journey planning website .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, things will get slightly colder in Hoi An: highs are around 29°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Spas
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, and then Head underground at Tien Son Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tien Son Cave
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

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