8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Hanoi

— 3 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, and admire the artistry at Authentic Bat Trang.

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London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Hoi An

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop. On your second day here, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Hoi An are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Museums · Parks · Nature · Spas

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Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 nights

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 4th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

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Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoi An in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.