4 days in Vietnam Itinerary

4 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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4 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Phu Quoc Island
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
End: Ho Chi Minh City

1
night
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.
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 appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi custom trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

few
hours
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Phu Quoc Island travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Phu Quoc Island in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City vacation planner.

You can fly from Phu Quoc Island to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
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