10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam planner

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Da Nang
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 1 night
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Nha Trang
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Da Nang

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

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 17th (Sun): make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Da Nang trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Da Nang is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Da Nang is 15 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Da Nang hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hue online trip maker.

Getting from Da Nang to Hue by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): wander the streets of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then stop by Tohe. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hue to Hanoi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Nature
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Nha Trang

— 1 night
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Alexandre Yersin Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suoi Do Pagoda.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nha Trang trip planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Nha Trang in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
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.