11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

11 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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— 3 nights
— 1 night
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Hoi An
— 3 nights


Hanoi — 3 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hanoi tour itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Hue.
Tours · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Hue — 1 night

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 16th (Sun): stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Hue sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at KaT Jewelry, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

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Getting from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hoi An.
Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then find something for the whole family at Hoi An Memories Land.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Hoi An online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Tours · Shopping · Nature · Parks
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Vietnam travel guide

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.