8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam travel route builder

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

— 1 night

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 7th (Sun): look for gifts at Soyn, make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ben Duoc Memorial Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Ho Chi Minh City. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 2 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see Kien Giang Travel, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, then relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then stop by Sava Coffee Shop, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Duong Dong trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Halong Bay

— 1 night
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 11th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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.
On the 14th (Sun), stroll through The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

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.