Vietnam Itinerary 11 days

Nguyen Mai Huong - October 20, 2018

11 days is enough for you to cover all the highlights of Vietnam. The itineraries you've found online are not too different from each other, but we are confident to say that not many travel agencies have Free Itinerary Planning like we do. 

Before you decide whether you should trust us or not, let's take a look at these 3 samples of Vietnam Itinerary 11 days. Option 3 is written in detail for you.

Vietnam Itinerary 11 days

Itinerary you may be interested:

Highlights

  • Join Vietnamese cooking classes in Hanoi, Hoian & Ho Chi Minh City
  • Glide across Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site, on a junk boat
  • Relax on the romantic beaches of Nhatrang
  • Stop at Dalat - The City of eternal spring
  • Learn about Vietnam history by visiting Cu Chi Tunnels and experience the daily life of the locals in Hoi An 

Brief Itinerary 11 days in Vietnam

  • Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
  • Day 2: Hanoi Cooking Class & City Tour
  • Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
  • Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoian.
  • Day 5 Hoian Cooking Class – Walking Tour
  • Day 6: Hoian – Danang – Fly to Nhatrang
  • Day 7: Nhatrang – Free at leisure.
  • Day 8: Nhatrang – Dalat.
  • Day 9: Dalat – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 10: Mekong Delta
  • Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels  – Departure.

Vietnam Itinerary 11 days

Option 2

Route: Ho Chi Minh City (1 day) - Mekong Delta (1 day) - Cu Chi tunnels (1 day) - Hoi An (3 days) - My Son (1 day) - Hanoi (1 day) - Halong Bay (2 days) - Hanoi Departure.

Highlights

  • Enjoy swimming in the emerald waters of Halong Bay
  • Jump on a bike to explore the countryside of Vietnam
  • See the My Son Sanctuary and the Temple of Literature
  • Learn the history behind Cu Chi Tunnel Complex
  • Meet the locals and cruise to Cai Be Floating Market

Brief 2 Itinerary 11 days in Vietnam

  • Day 1: HCMC arrival
  • Day 2: Mekong Delta
  • Day 3: Cu chi Tunnels
  • Day 4: Flight to Da Nang - Hoi An
  • Day 5: My Son tour
  • Day 6: Free in Hoi An
  • Day 7: Overnight Train to Hanoi
  • Day 8: Hanoi
  • Day 9: Hanoi - Halong bay
  • Day 10: Halong bay - Hanoi

Vietnam Itinerary 11 days

Option 3

Route: Hanoi (2 days) - Halong Bay (2 days) - Hue (1 day) - Da Nang (0,5 day) - Hoi An (2,5 days) - Ho Chi Minh City (2 days) - Ho Chi Minh City Departure

Highlights

  • Enjoy swimming in the emerald waters of Halong Bay
  • Jump on a bike to explore the countryside of Vietnam
  • See the My Son Sanctuary and the Temple of Literature
  • Learn the history behind Cu Chi Tunnel Complex
  • Meet the locals and cruise to Cai Be Floating Market

Brief 3 Itinerary

  • Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
  • Day 2: Hanoi full day city tour
  • Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay
  • Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue
  • Day 5: Hue full day city tour
  • Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An
  • Day 7: Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary
  • Day 8: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Cai Be Floating Market
  • Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City Departure

Vietnam Itinerary 11 days

Detailed 11 days Vietnam Itinerary 

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

  • Today you’ll land in Hanoi. Warmly welcome by our tour guide & driver at the airport & then transfer to hotel for check in.
  • Stay overnight in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi full day city tour

After breakfast at hotel, enjoy a full day city tour of this charming capital city including:

  •  Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (close on Monday & Friday)
  • The Presidential Palace
  • Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts
  • One Pillar Pagoda
  • The Temple of Literature.

After lunch at local restaurant, visit:

  • The impressive Museum of Ethnology which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam
  • The beautiful West Lake
  • Tran Vu Pagoda
  • Sword Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Ngoc Son temple.

Stay overnight in Hanoi

Optional activities: Take one hour cyclo ride through the bustling old quarter streets of Hanoi

Enjoy a fantastic traditional water puppet show (unique to Vietnam)

Vietnam Itinerary 11 days

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Breakfast at hotel.

Around 8:00 a.m: Depart for one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Halong Bay.

Halong covers 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast onboard, exploring this overwhelming seascape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths.

Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves.

This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia.

Stay overnight on board.

Distance: Hanoi central – Halong Bay: 180 km (~ 3.5 hour drive)

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast.

Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay.

After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax.

Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations.

Cruise check-out.

Turn back to Hanoi for the evening flight to Hue, the last capital of Vietnam feudality.

On arrival, pick up & transfer to hotel for check in.

Stay overnight in Hue.

Distance: Phu Bai airport – Hue City: 18 km (~ 30 minute drive)

Day 5: Hue full day city tour

After breakfast at hotel, take a boat trip on the romantic Perfume River to visit the Hue’s oldest and most revered site, Thien Mu Pagoda & the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang.

Have lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit:

  • The Imperial Citadel
  • The Purple Forbidden City
  • The elaborate mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Dong Ba market.

Overnight in Hue

Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Hoi An town, a recognized World Heritage Site.

Stop in Da Nang to visit the famous My Khe Beach and Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world.

On arrival in Hoi An, visit:

  • The 200 year-old Tan Ky house
  • Phuc Kien Pagoda
  • The Assembly Hall, the former merchants’ houses
  • The 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge
  • The colorful riverside market.

Stay overnight in Hoi An

Distance: Hue – Hoi An: 130 km (~ 3 hour drive)

 

Day 7: Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary

After breakfast at hotel, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel to transfer to My Son Sanctuary – once the capital city of Champa Kingdom (around the 4th to 12th century).

My Son is a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 70 architectural works. They include temples and towers connecting to each other with complicated red brick designs. The major structure of Cham architecture is tower, built to reflect the divinity of the king.

Drive back to Hoi An at noon. Then free for shopping or relaxing on Cua Dai Beach.

Stay overnight in Hoi An.

Distance: Hoi An town – My Son: 50 km (~ 1 hour drive)

Day 8: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City

Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

On arrival, pick up & transfer to hotel for check in.

Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Distance: Tan Son Nhat Airport – Saigon center: 7 – 8km (~ 30 minute drive)

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels

After breakfast at hotel, we will visit Cu Chi tunnels – an immense network of connecting underground tunnels during American War.

Back to the city for lunch.

After lunch at local restaurant, we will visit Notre Dame Cathedral, located in the heart of Saigon’s government quarter. It is of neo- Romanesque architecture with two high square tower and iron spires.

The Central Post Office is French-style and City Hall, known as “Hotel de Ville,” is typical of the French architecture that would be seen in any village in France.

Visit the War Remnants Museum, featuring the collections of weapons and photographs from the two Indochina wars.

ur last stop is Ben Thanh market, the biggest wholesale market in Saigon.

Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Distance: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnel: 75 km (~ 1.5 hour drive)

Vietnam Itinerary 11 days

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Cai Be Floating Market

Breakfast at hotel. 7:30 a.m.

Depart for Cai Be, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields.

On arrival in Cai Be, take a motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels.

Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta.

Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made.

Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature.

Enjoy lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the driver again in Vinh Long. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City Departure

Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for the departure flight. End of services.

 

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