11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Da Nang International Airport, Drive to Duy Xuyen District
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Duy Xuyen District
— 1 day
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Bus to Da Nang Central Bus Station, Fly to Dalat
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Da Lat
— 1 night
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Cat Ba
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Cat Ba
— 2 nights
Bus
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Duy Xuyen District

— 1 day
The administrative district containing some of the most visited ruins in the country, Duy Xuyen has become known primarily because of My Son, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Bang An Tower and then explore the ancient world of Mỹ Sơn.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Duy Xuyen District travel itinerary planner.

Doha, Qatar to Duy Xuyen District is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. When traveling from Doha in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Duy Xuyen District: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Duy Xuyen District

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 nights
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 24th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, then experience rural life at The Duck Stop, and then Head underground at Paradise Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) and then take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Duy Xuyen District to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

Hue

— 2 nights
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 26th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Imperial City, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, and finally make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue 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 October in Hue, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hue to Da Lat takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Cat Ba

— 2 nights
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): Head underground at Sung Sot Cave and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

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You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Da Lat to Cat Ba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

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.
On the 31st (Thu), contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hanoi online day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:

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.