8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
2
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Hanoi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Sapa
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vietnamese Street Food Tour. On the 1st (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, join in the after-dark buzz at Vietnamese Street Food Tour, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally explore the activities along Bach Dang.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. In July in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
You've added Hoi An Night Market, Da Nang Food Tour, Linh Ung Pagoda, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Bridge, gain a rich perspective with Da Nang Food Tour, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, then make a trip to Linh Ung Pagoda, then make a trip to Lady Buddha, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Ba Na Hills.

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Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Hoi An
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Da Nang Food Tour ©
Da Nang Food Tour

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vietnam Military History Museum. On the 4th (Thu), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, brush up on your military savvy at Vietnam Military History Museum, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and finally don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi online trip builder .

Getting from Da Nang to Hanoi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Food Tours

1
day
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, then don't miss a visit to Cat Cat village, and then admire the sheer force of Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls).

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sapa route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village
Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls) ©
Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls)

3
nights
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
You've added St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi Street Food Tour, Dong Xuan Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the local landmarks with Halong Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Dong Xuan Market, hit the road with Hanoi Street Food Tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh, and finally steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi online itinerary planner .

Drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Hanoi Street Food Tour ©
Hanoi Street Food Tour
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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