8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Hoi An is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Hoi An is 1.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Hoi An. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature · Parks · 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online trip planner.

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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hoi An in November: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Hoa Tam.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Hoa Tam

— 1 night
On the 9th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Mui Dien Lighthouse and then enjoy the sea views from Dai Lanh Cape.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoa Tam online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoa Tam with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Ha Long.

Things to do in Hoa Tam

Historic Sites
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Ha Long

— 1 day
Hạ Long is the capital city and 1st-class provincial city of Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ha Long trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Hoa Tam to Ha Long in 23.5 hours. You'll set off for Hanoi on the 10th (Sun).

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi travel planner.

You can drive from Ha Long to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

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.