5 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi Itinerary

5 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi Itinerary

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5 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dhaka City

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): 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 Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City tour website .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 1 hour. August in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

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.
On the 31st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, 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 finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University. On the next day, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then take a stroll through Old Quarter.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planning site .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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