8 days in Hanoi, Nha Trang & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

8 days in Hanoi, Nha Trang & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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8 days in Hanoi, Nha Trang & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Ahmedabad

1
night
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 8th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then get to know the fascinating history of Ba Dinh Square, and finally wander the streets of Old Quarter.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker.

Ahmedabad, India to Hanoi is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Hanoi is 1 hour. While traveling from Ahmedabad, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hanoi, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
West Lake ©
West Lake

3
nights
Nha Trang

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 10th (Sat), choose your vessel at Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, and then snap pictures at Tran Phu Bridge. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then explore the activities along Hon Chong.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Nha Trang by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June in Nha Trang, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam ©
Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
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.
Head to Ben Thanh Market and Binh Tay Marketfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, stop by Villa Royale Antiques and Tea Room, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nha Trang in June, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Binh Tay Market ©
Binh Tay Market