8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  6 h
1
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Hanoi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
3
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+4
Ferry + Drive + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6 h 30 min
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Sat), admire the artistry at Henna Art Hoi An and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hoi An is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. In July in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Nature Shopping

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The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Henna Art Hoi An ©
Henna Art Hoi An

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 27th (Mon), visit Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then browse the exhibits of TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip site.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong

1
night
Halong Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

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

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
On the 29th (Wed), Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at The Duck Stop and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

2
nights
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 31st (Fri): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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