6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam vacation planner

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 day
Fly
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Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 1 day

Pearl of the Far East

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 (Sat): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Ho Chi Minh City. January in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites

Hoi An

— 1 night
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 31st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary website.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January: high temperatures in Hoi An hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Hanoi

— 2 nights
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 1st (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Hue

— 1 night
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 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then browse the exhibits of Truc Chi Garden, then contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Hue, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 4th (Thu), make a trip to Phong Nha Caves, then take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.