11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip planner

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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly
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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Hanoi

— 2 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: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, enjoy some diversion at Authentic Bat Trang, explore the activities along West Lake, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi planner.

Marseille, France to Hanoi is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue online trip maker.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

Hoi An

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for gifts at Da Bao Real Leather, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to An Thoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Spas · Shopping

An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Tắm Sao, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Khem Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our An Thoi road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to An Thoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ganh Dau.

Things to do in An Thoi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vung Bau Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Mui Ganh Dau Beach, then relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and then kick back and relax at Starfish Beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ganh Dau tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from An Thoi to Ganh Dau takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Ganh Dau

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning app.

You can fly from Ganh Dau to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · 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.