10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Hoi An
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Ho Chi Minh City — 2 nights

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 6th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at People's Committee Building.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.
Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 180, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Quan Kong Temple, and then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

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You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.
Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas
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Hue — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hue attractions app.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. August in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.
Historic Sites
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Hanoi — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and TiredCity Hang Bong. Family-friendly places like Temple of Literature & National University and Hoa Lo Prison will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Hue to Hanoi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You will leave for home on the 14th (Sun).
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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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.