11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Mandalay
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Sapa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
4
Da Nang
— 1 night
Shuttle:  1​h
5
Hoi An
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  3​h
6
Nha Trang
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Mandalay

1
night
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
On the 27th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, and then don't miss a visit to Deo Tram Ton.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sapa holiday builder website .

Mandalay, Myanmar to Sapa is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Deo Tram Ton ©
Deo Tram Ton

2
nights
Hanoi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then examine the collection at Hanoi Police Museum, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi journey planner.

Getting from Sapa to Hanoi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Hue

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hue trip planner .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can take a bus to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

1
night
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 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Namaka, then stroll through The Marble Mountains, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Da Nang day trip planner .

Getting from Hue to Da Nang by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Nature Shopping
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Food Tours
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

1
night
Hoi An

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hoi An route planner .

You can take a shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Spas
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

1
night
Nha Trang

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 4th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
XQ Hand Embroidery ©
XQ Hand Embroidery

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 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online travel planner .

Getting from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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