5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Da Nang
— 1 night


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.
Popular historic sites such as Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon and Emperor Jade Pagoda are in your itinerary. Let the collections at The Independence Palace and Ho Chi Minh City Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: choose your vessel at Saigon Boat Company, look for gifts at Thuy Design House, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City travel planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport. In September in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Spas · Museums · Transportation
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Da Nang

— 1 night

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, then steep yourself in history at The Tran Family Home and Chapel, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Old House of Tan Ky and then examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Da Nang tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Da Nang sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

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.