13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  17 h
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  11 h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Bus:  10 h 30 min
3
Sapa
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Hanoi
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Hue
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
6
Da Nang
— 1 night
Shuttle:  1 h
7
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— Few hours
Fly:  1 h 30 min
9
Duong To, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
10
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  19 h
End: Lisbon

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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.
On the 6th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary planning site .

Lisbon, Portugal to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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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.
To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Sapa on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Sapa

Sapa
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
You've now added Trekking Sapa to your itinerary. On the 9th (Sun), tour in harmony with nature at Trekking Sapa.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapa tour planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Sapa takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Outdoors Tours
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Hanoi

Hanoi
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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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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 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, more things to do, and 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 February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Perfume River ©
Perfume River

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Da Nang

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
You've now added Golden Bridge to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the views from Golden Bridge.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Da Nang trip builder.

You can take a bus from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to Hoi An.
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Golden Bridge ©
Golden Bridge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop and then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Hoi An are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping
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Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

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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.
For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City online trip builder .

Getting from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoi An in February, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Duong To.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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nights
Duong To, Phu Quoc Island

Duong To ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gam Ghi Island. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Gam Ghi Island. On your second day here, stop by Taste of Vietnam and then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong To trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong To in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong To

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Gam Ghi Island
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Gam Ghi Island ©
Gam Ghi Island
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom
Taste of Vietnam ©
Taste of Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ben Thanh Market as well as Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. On the 15th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Avalokiteshvara.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip builder site .

Fly from Duong To to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Historic Sites
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Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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