8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 1 night
Fly
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 nights

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 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ben Duoc Memorial Temple and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

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Doha, Qatar to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Doha to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. In March, Ho Chi Minh City is a bit warmer than Doha - with highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Hoi An

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Fri), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains. On your second day here, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March: highs in Hoi An hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

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Hue

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Imperial City and then steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda.

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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. In March, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Hanoi

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and then see Off-Road Tours.

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Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.