8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look for gifts at MasterTan, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of 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 indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary website.

Lucknow, India to Hanoi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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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 4th (Mon), expand your horizons at Bay Mau Eco Cooking Tour and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An road trip planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Adventure · Classes · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, explore the galleries of The Independence Palace, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City driving holiday tool.

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in January, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, cast your line with Red River Daily Tours Phu Quoc, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally stop by The One Up Store.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip planning tool.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Transportation · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.