11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Da Nang International Airport, Drive to Hoi An
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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
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and The Marble Mountains. Relax by the water at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District, approximately Duy Xuyen District away. There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and stop by Buffalo Leather Shop.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planner.

Boise, USA to Hoi An is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Boise to Hoi An. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Boise in December, with highs in Hoi An at 77°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
On the 1st (Wed), delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hue travel route 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. While traveling from Hoi An, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hue, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

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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 2nd (Thu), Head underground at Paradise Cave and then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). On your second day here, Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, then admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park planning site.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and finally stop by Tired City Bao Khanh.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi holiday planner.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
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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.