9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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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 11th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, thenponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, thenpaddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Ho Chi Minh City. August in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels

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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 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hue trip site.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

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

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, thenrelax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

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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.
On the 16th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip maker site.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, thenstop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An day trip tool.

Fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

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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