13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  14 h
1
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Hue
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Hyderabad

2
nights
Halong Bay

Halong Bay ©
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Halong Bay. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Cua Van Floating Village, then snap pictures at cầu Bãi Cháy, and then kick back and relax at Cat Co 1 Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip builder.

Hyderabad, India to Halong Bay is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Hyderabad to Halong Bay is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Cat Co 1 Beach
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Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Cua Van Floating Village ©
Cua Van Floating Village

5
nights
Hoi An

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Little Angel Cloth Shop and Maya Design. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Hoa Nang Sunny Cloth Shop, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An vacation planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Beaches Spas
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach

1
night
Hue

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, kick back and relax at Thuan An Beach, and then look for gifts at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hue vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

3
nights
Hanoi

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 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, stop by Indigo Store, then look for gifts at 54 Traditions Gallery, then make a trip to Ba Dinh Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): look for gifts at Phúc Lợi Shop, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally stop by The Bookworm Hanoi.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
On the 5th (Sat), wander the streets of Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Turtle Lake, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stop by Thuy Design House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas Shopping Neighborhoods
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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