8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly
2
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Hanoi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sapa
— 1 day
Drive
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

1
night
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.
Vietnamese Street Food Tour has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, join in the after-dark buzz at Vietnamese Street Food Tour, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally explore the activities along Bach Dang.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City online driving holiday planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly. In July, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

2
nights
Da Nang

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hoi An Night Market, Da Nang Food Tour, Chùa Linh Ứng, and other attractions. On the 2nd (Tue), snap pictures at Golden Bridge, get a taste of local nightlife at Da Nang Food Tour, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, don't miss a visit to Chùa Linh Ứng, then make a trip to Lady Buddha, and finally don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): get in on the family fun at Ba Na Hills SunWorld.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Da Nang journey site.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks · Shopping · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

1
night
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.
Vietnam Military History Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Thu), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, brush up on your military savvy at Vietnam Military History Museum, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and finally make a trip to Ho Van - Van Mieu.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

1
day
Sapa

A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
On the 5th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fansipan Mountain, then make a trip to Cat Cat village, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls).

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Sapa trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks · Nature

3
nights
Hanoi

Your list of things to see and do now includes St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi Street Food Tour, Dong Xuan Market, and other attractions. On the 6th (Sat), take in the local landmarks with Halong Promotion Tours. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Dong Xuan Market, indulge in some culinary diversions at Hanoi Street Food Tour, wander the streets of Old Quarter, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, then look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh, and finally steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

You can drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.