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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Start: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
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.
On the 29th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at National Parliament House, contemplate the long history of Lalbag Fort, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Star Mosque (Tara Masjid), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, Dhaka..

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dhaka City trip itinerary website.

If you are flying in from Bangladesh, the closest major aiport is Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha tho Da Minh, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dhaka City to Ho Chi Minh City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Ho Chi Minh City is 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip 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

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stop by Tired City Bao Khanh, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Temple of Literature & National University ©

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