11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Newark
Fly:  23 h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Newark

3
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the galleries of Empty Wall Gallery.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary planning website.

Newark, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 24- hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Hanoi, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University

2
nights
Halong Bay

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 5th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. On your second day here, snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 7th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

2
nights
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
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 9th (Mon): make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally stop by Tra Viet - Tea Gift Shop.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Nang online holiday builder.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Da Nang

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Hoi An
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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