8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Hanoi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by 54 Traditions Gallery, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Hanoi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

2
nights
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 20th (Thu), 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 steep yourself in history at Hue Imperial City (The Citadel).

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hue trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hanoi in April: highs in Hue hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

4
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Non Nuoc Beach and Cua Dai Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts and Friendly Shoe Shop. Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to My Khe Beach in Da Nang--about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
Maya Design ©
Maya Design
Bibi Silk ©
Bibi Silk

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