11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then admire the striking features of 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 the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City itinerary planner .

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 hour traveling from Kathmandu to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in November, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hue tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in November, things will get little chillier 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 Outdoors Wildlife
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains. Keep things going the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and then stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Nang trip builder website .

Traveling by bus from Hue to Da Nang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hoi An
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
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.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay online trip itinerary maker .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can 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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Hanoi Police Museum.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi attractions planner .

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

Things to do in Hanoi

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

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