13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights


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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then relax and rejuvenate at Royal Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay online trip itinerary maker.

Pune, India to Halong Bay is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. Traveling from Pune to Halong Bay, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Spas · Nature · Tours


— 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, see Off-Road Tours, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods


— 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 17th (Wed): admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hue trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Hue by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, cast your line with a fishing tour, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City

— 4 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.
On the 22nd (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip builder site.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hoi An in November: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Vietnam travel guide

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.