8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly
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Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Phu Quoc
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night

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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.
On the 2nd (Wed), relax and float downstream with Bay Mau Eco Cooking Tour, then appreciate the extensive heritage of March Gallery, and then explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary planning website.

Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, with highs in Hoi An at 29°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Classes

Side Trip

2
nights
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 4th (Fri): look for gifts at TiredCity Hang Bong, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner.

Fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay route maker website.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

2
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 7th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with Red River Daily Tours Phu Quoc, relax in the rural setting at Happy Farm PQ, and then learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge. On your second day here, experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, hit the best photo ops around with Phu Quoc Bee Farm, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at The Vietnamese Artists, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Duong Dong route maker tool.

Getting from Halong Bay to Duong Dong by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Transportation

Side Trips

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Ho Chi Minh City

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.
On the 9th (Wed), make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites

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.