6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Hoi An
— 3 nights


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 11th (Mon), look for gifts at Thuy Design House, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City planning website.

Manila, Philippines to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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— 2 nights
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.
On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Hue trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December: high temperatures in Hue hover around 26°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yaly Couture - Tran Phu branch and Yaly Couture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at My Khe Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Rubin Cloth Shop and kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.