8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Noi Bai International
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Danang
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Hoi An
— 1 night
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay

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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 7th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, look for gifts at Tired City Dinh Tien Hoang, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hanoi online journey builder.

Boracay, Philippines to Hanoi is an approximately 11-hour combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

1
night
Halong Bay

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An holiday builder website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Spas

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Hue

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and then sample some tasty brews at Private Tours By Local Guides.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hue trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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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.
On the 12th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planning app.

Getting from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.