5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Hoi An
— 1 night


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 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and then stop by Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then explore the activities along West Lake, and finally contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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Ho Chi Minh City — 1 night

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 7th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally stop by Thuy Design House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip website.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hoi An.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Hoi An — 1 night

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 8th (Thu): stroll through The Marble Mountains and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Tran Family Home and Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cantonese Assembly Hall, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip
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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.