11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Da Nang
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h 15 min
4
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Kathmandu

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 21st (Thu), get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of 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. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip maker tool.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1.2 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in November, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours 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
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 23rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hue online tour planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in November, things will get slightly colder in Hue: highs are around 32°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

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

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 25th (Mon): make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stroll through The Marble Mountains. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and then look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch.

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

Traveling by bus from Hue to Da Nang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

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Getting from Da Nang to Halong Bay by combination of flight, car, and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, and wander the streets of Old Quarter.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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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

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