8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: North Berwick, Scotland
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  20 h 15 min
End: North Berwick, Scotland

2
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker website.

North Berwick, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from North Berwick to Hanoi is 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then have fun at Henna Art Hoi An, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, then stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuc Thanh Pagoda.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Tours Shopping Nature

Side Trip

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

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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.
On the 11th (Fri), make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

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

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 daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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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