5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Hoi An
— 3 nights


Ho Chi Minh City

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and then look for gifts at Thuy Design House.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping · Museums
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Hoi An

— 3 nights
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Step out of the city life by going to The Marble Mountains and Cua Dai Beach. Head to Linh Chi Shop and Maya Designfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Quan Kong Temple and stop by Yaly Couture.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An travel planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Beaches

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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.