10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
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Hue
— 1 night
Bus to Da Nang Central Bus Station, Fly to Dalat
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Da Lat
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Hoi An

— 3 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.
For shopping fun, head to Precious Heritage by Rehahn or Yaly Couture. Get outdoors at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and My Khe Beach. Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District, about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Hoi An is an approximately 11-hour flight. In December, Hoi An is little chillier than Jakarta - with highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

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 24th (Tue): make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh.

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

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): Head underground at Paradise Cave, then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Imperial City, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then explore the ancient world of Royal Tombs, and finally stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop.

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

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Hue, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Da Lat

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Da Lat day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hue to Da Lat takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 1 night

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 29th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

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.