13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Duong To, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Riyadh

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Ho Chi Minh City — 3 nights

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, deepen your knowledge of military history at Ben Dinh Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City itinerary app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Riyadh in August: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Duong To.
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Duong To, Phu Quoc Island — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), then sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Duong To trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong To in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 180. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then push the limits with an extreme tour, then look for gifts at Villagecraft Planet, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Hoi An online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Duong To to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. August in Hoi An sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hue.
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Hue — 1 night

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 8th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Imperial City, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hue travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hue are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 1 night

Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
On the 9th (Tue), Head underground at Son Doong Cave and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park visit app.

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hanoi.
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Hanoi — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, see Off-Road Tours and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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