10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 1 night
Drive
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Ninh Binh
— 1 night
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 1 night
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An
— 1 night
Drive
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Da Nang
— 1 night
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally look for gifts at Le Chalet Cafe.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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Ninh Binh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Mai Spa and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh trip planner.

You can drive from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

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Nha Trang

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, then look for gifts at Legendary Chocolatier, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Parish Church.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Ninh Binh to Nha Trang takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Historic Sites · Shopping

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 14th (Mon), see what you can catch with Red River Daily Tours Phu Quoc, get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Vietnamese Artists, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Duong Dong day trip planner.

Fly from Nha Trang to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Wildlife · Transportation · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites

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Hue

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 16th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hue trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, with highs in Hue at 26°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

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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 17th (Thu): stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hoi An online holiday planner.

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 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Spas · Shopping

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Da Nang

City of Bridges

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains and then see some colorful creatures with Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Da Nang attractions planning website.

You can drive from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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Halong Bay

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 19th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Halong Bay day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Da Nang to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.