8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9 h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Sydney

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.
To find out how to plan a trip to Ho Chi Minh City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9- hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are warmer (41°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

2
nights
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 13th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hue online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, things will get little chillier in Hue: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Walking tours. When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Ba Na Hills Golf Club in Da Nang, approximately Da Nang away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Thanh Design, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, and enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hoi An travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Spas
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Ba Na Hills Golf Club ©
Ba Na Hills Golf Club

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