11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam sightseeing planner

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Fly to Noi Bai International, Bus to Cai Vieng Ferry
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Cat Ba
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hai Phong - Ben Binh Pier, Fly to Danang
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Bus to Da Nang Central Bus Station, Fly to Dalat
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Da Lat
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Dau Go Cave.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cat Ba trip itinerary app.

Mumbai, India to Cat Ba is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Cat Ba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Thermal Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: My Khe Beach (in Da Nang) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, look for gifts at Yaly Couture, and kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Cat Ba to Hoi An in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip builder.

Drive from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) 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 3 — 4:

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue visit site.

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, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Da Lat

— 2 nights

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 7th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then admire the landmark architecture of Dalat Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Da Lat sightseeing website.

Getting from Hue to Da Lat by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.