5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
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Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Hanoi

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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.
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, admire the masterpieces at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Hanoi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Thuy Design House.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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Hoi An

Hoi An ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Tran Family Home and Chapel, steep yourself in history at Quang Trieu (Cantonese) Assembly Hall, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach

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