8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Nha Trang
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Pune

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a stroll through Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi vacation planner.

Pune, India to Hanoi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

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

3
nights
Halong Bay

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Tien Ong Cave. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, and take in the views from Pont Bai Chay.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

1
night
Nha Trang

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 29th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Nha Trang online tour builder .

Getting from Halong Bay to Nha Trang by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©

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 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City tour website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Walking tours

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