4 days in Vietnam Itinerary

4 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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— 1 night
Fly to Phu Quoc, Taxi to Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc Island
Taxi to Phu Quoc, Fly to Tan Son Nhat
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights



— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then stop by Old Quarter.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip maker.

Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Phu Quoc Island

The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Phu Quoc Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phu Quoc Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay May 5 — 6:
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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.
On the 6th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Independence Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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Getting from Phu Quoc Island to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

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.