11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
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Hanoi
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Ho Chi Minh City

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 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

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Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Tắm Sao, experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then stroll through Long Beach, and finally stop by Sava Coffee Shop. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Duong Dong Market, stroll through Vung Bau Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hoi An Ancient Town and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Do your shopping at Rubin Cloth Shop and Dat Thanh Shoe Shop. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, stroll through An Bang Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Hoi An in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. January in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave and then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, then admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature
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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 25th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · 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.