8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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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): make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hanoi online tour builder.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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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 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then explore the ancient world of Royal Tombs, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hue route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Hue are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Hoi An

— 4 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.
Do your shopping at Rubin Cloth Shop and Maya Design. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Friendly Shoe Shop, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An road trip website.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. April in Hoi An sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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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.