11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  23​h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, engage your brain at Vietnam National Museum of Nature, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planner .

Newark, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 23-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) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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), explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay travel 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 take a train. Finish up 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip maker .

Getting from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. 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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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally stop by Tra Viet - Tea gift shop.

Plan trip to Da Nang with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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

Things to do in Da Nang

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

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

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