8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly to Cam Ranh International Airport / Cam Ranh Air Base, Drive to Hoa Tam
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Hoa Tam
— 1 night
Drive
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Ha Long
— 1 day
Drive
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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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 6th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An driving holiday planning tool.

New Delhi, India to Hoi An is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hoi An, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

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.
On the 7th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City route tool.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoi An in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoa Tam.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Hoa Tam

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Mui Dien Lighthouse and then visit a coastal fixture at Dai Lanh Cape.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoa Tam road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoa Tam. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ha Long.

Things to do in Hoa Tam

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Ha Long

— 1 day
Hạ Long is the capital city and 1st-class provincial city of Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ha Long itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hoa Tam to Ha Long in 23.5 hours. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ha Long

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Transportation

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.
On the 11th (Mon), look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Hanoi day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ha Long to Hanoi takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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.