10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Hoi An
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Hanoi

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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

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

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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 25th (Fri): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

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

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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 26th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Make your Ho Chi Minh City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Hoi An are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

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

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Hue

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 29th (Tue): 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.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hue are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
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 30th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary website .

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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