13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly
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Hoi An
— 1 night
Drive
2
Hue
— 1 night
Fly
3
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
4
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Duong Dong
5
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights

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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 (Thu): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains. Keep things going the next day: 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 relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary site.

Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in February, expect Hoi An to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hue.
Tours · Parks · Nature · Spas
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.
On the 12th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Imperial City and then steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. February in Hue sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Hanoi.
Historic Sites

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Old Quarter, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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.
On the 16th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then wander the streets of Cua Van Floating Village.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay vacation builder site.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.
Tours · Spas · Parks · Outdoors

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 3 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, cast your line with Kien Giang Travel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Duong Dong driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City — 2 nights

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 21st (Mon), ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, witness the site of a historic battle at Ben Dinh Tunnels, and then take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.