10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Hue
— 1 night
Drive
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Fly
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi road trip website.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Hanoi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Hanoi, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Nature

Hoi An

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: push the limits with an extreme tour, browse the exhibits of Ha Ha - Art In Everything, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An road trip app.

Getting from Hanoi to Hoi An by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hue holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July in Hue, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by KaT Jewelry, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then stroll around Le Van Tam Park, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City attractions planning site.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping · Museums · Spas · Historic Sites

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.