8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
2
Hue
— 1 night
3
Hoi An
— 1 night
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary builder tool.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Hanoi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1.5 hours. Finish 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
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hue trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive 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.
On the 18th (Wed), stroll through The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, thensnap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature Parks 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Central Post Office, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, thenponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planning tool.

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Hoi An, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up 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
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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