5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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


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 off the beaten path and head to My Khe Beach and Reaching Out Arts and Crafts. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Non Nuoc Beach and Cua Dai Beach. It doesn't end there: stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Hoi An planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hoi An is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hoi An due to the time zone difference. In December, Hoi An is slightly colder than Singapore - with highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

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— 1 night
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hoi An in December: highs in Hue hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Ho Chi Minh City

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 18th (Mon), look for gifts at Thuy Design House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hue in December, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.