18 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Hoi An Itinerary

18 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Hoi An Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
2
Hoi An
— 6 nights
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 7 nights

4
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Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, and see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City travel planning app.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

6
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Rubin Cloth Shop. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mỹ Sơn and Hoi An Ancient Town. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see My Khe Beach about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuc Thanh Pagoda, stroll through Cua Dai Beach, and kick back and relax at An Bang Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An road trip website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December; daily highs in Hoi An reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Spas
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

7
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Ho Chi Minh City

Get some historical perspective at Phap Viện Minh Dang Quang and Ba Thien Hau Temple. For shopping fun, head to Vietnam Silver House or Benthanh Street Food Market. See even more of Ho Chi Minh City: admire the striking features of Central Post Office, take in the spiritual surroundings of On Lang Pagoda, examine the collection at Ho Chi Minh City Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Hoi An in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ho Chi Minh City, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Vietnam Silver House ©
Vietnam Silver House
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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