5 days in Dhaka City, Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi Itinerary

5 days in Dhaka City, Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi Itinerary

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5 days in Dhaka City, Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dhaka City, Bangladesh

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Dhaka City ©
One of the most congested and busiest cities in the world, Dhaka has a great deal to offer for everyone's taste.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at National Parliament House, then witness the site of a historic battle at Lalbag Fort, then admire the striking features of Star Mosque (Tara Masjid), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baitul Mukarram Mosque.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dhaka City trip itinerary maker site .

If you are flying in from Bangladesh, the closest major airport is Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Dhaka City

Historic Sites
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Lalbag Fort ©
Lalbag Fort
National Parliament House ©
National Parliament House
Star Mosque (Tara Masjid) ©
Star Mosque (Tara Masjid)

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nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Independence Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nha tho Da Minh, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can fly from Dhaka City to Ho Chi Minh City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dhaka City to Ho Chi Minh City. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

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Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi travel planning website .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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