8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi — 1 night

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 get to know the fascinating history 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 fly to Hue.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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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.
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 different monuments and memorials at 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 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.
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 Friendly Shoe Shop. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach, stop by Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach.

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Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hoi An are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
Shopping · Parks · Beaches · 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.