13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam journey planner

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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Da Lat
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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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 5th (Fri): stop by Old Quarter, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then stop by Le Chalet Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hanoi holiday planning tool.

Bengaluru, India to Hanoi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip website.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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 9th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, explore the ancient world of Royal Tombs, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hue online road trip planner.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Hue sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Mỹ Sơn. When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see My Khe Beach in Da Nang, approximately Da Nang away. Spend the 12th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An tour app.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

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 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then admire the striking features of Dalat Railway Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Da Lat tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Da Lat takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City holiday builder site.

Getting from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

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.