8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Hanoi
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Hue
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): visit Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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Halong Bay

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Tours
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

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nights
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 5th (Fri): look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, thenmake a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, thenenjoy some diversion at Henna Art Hoi An, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains, and then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An tour planner.

Fly from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stop by Xeo Xo Sai Gon, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, thenget engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the striking features of Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, thenadmire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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Hue

Hue ©
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 9th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue holiday planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Hue, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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