8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and make a trip to Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hanoi road trip planning tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Hanoi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Hanoi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
Hue

Hue ©
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.
On the 17th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hue trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Hue, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to The Marble Mountains, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planning website .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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 19th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then 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. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip app .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hoi An in December: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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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