Trip idea by Tonkin Travel

Essential Vietnam

Trip cost ex. international flights
from £1,040 per person
10 days
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A classic tour taking in the highlights of Vietnam, with a few twists on the way. Explore Hanoi and visit

A trip idea created by Tonkin Travel

We will tailor this trip to you. Change anything - from excursions to accommodation to places visited.
Day 1
  • Transfer from Hanoi airport to your hotel
Day 2
  • Discover Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum
  • Visit the Temple of Literature
  • Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda
  • Discover the Museum of Ethnology
  • Street Food Tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Watch a show at the Water Puppet Theatre
Day 3
Hanoi, Ninh Binh
  • Transfer from Hanoi to Ninh Binh
  • Explore Tam Coc, Ninh Binh
  • Visit Hoa Lu - the former Vietnamese capital
  • Transfer from Ninh Binh to Hanoi
Day 4
Hanoi, Halong Bay
  • Transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - First day
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Choose your first activity
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Happy Hour, cooking class and evening activities
Day 5
Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hue
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Second Day
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Tai Chi on the sundeck
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Visit Thien Canh Son cave
  • Transfer from Halong Bay to Hanoi Airport
  • Flight from Hanoi to Hue
  • Transfer from Hue Airport to your hotel
Day 6
  • Cruise on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda
  • Explore the Citadel (Imperial City)
  • Explore Tu Duc’s Tomb
  • Visit Minh Mang’s Tomb
Day 7
Hue, Hoi An
  • Transfer from Hue to Hoi An (via Hai Van pass)
  • Take a walking tour of Hoi An Old Town
  • Cross Hoi An's Japanese Covered Bridge
  • Visit Quan Cong Temple (Ong Pagoda)
  • Visit Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, a Fujian temple
  • Take a boat trip on Thu Bon river
Day 8
Hoi An, Danang, Saigon
  • Transfer from Hoi An to Danang Airport
  • Flight from Danang to Saigon
  • Visit Saigon Central Post Office
  • Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Experience the War Remnants Museum
  • Explore Saigon's Chinatown
  • Visit Thien Hau Temple
Day 9
Saigon, Ben Tre
  • Transfer from Saigon to Ben Tre
  • Take a boat trip on the Mekong river
  • Stop at a local house in Ben Tre
  • Take a row-boat trip along Cai Coi creek
  • Transfer from Ben Tre to Saigon
  • Foodie Night Tour in Saigon - by Vespa
Day 10
  • Transfer from hotel to the Saigon's airport

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The best time to visit Vietnam depends on where you plan to go. In the south, the dry season lasts from December to late April, while monsoons can occur from May to November, which can disrupt travel to more remote regions. The temperature rarely falls below 20 degrees and can reach a fierce 40 degrees in April or May. The central coast can experience rain from September to February, but temperatures are glorious in spring (February to May) and warmest from June to August. Northern Vietnam enjoys sunny weather from October to December, cooler misty weather until March, and then scorching weather, particularly from May to August, which often features heavy rain.


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