13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12​h
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  3​h
4
Nha Trang
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stop by TiredCity Hang Bong, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hanoi holiday builder app .

Mumbai, India to Hanoi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hue trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and My Khe Beach. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Duy Xuyen District to see Mỹ Sơn about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An route planning website .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Food Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas

1
night
Nha Trang

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Nha Trang journey maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©

2
nights
Da Lat

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 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then get great views at Lam Vien Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Da Lat trip planner .

You can take a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower and then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Bitexco Financial Tower ©
Bitexco Financial Tower

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