9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Hue
— 1 night
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 1 night

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 1st (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, 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 browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City. In March, Ho Chi Minh City is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Hue

— 1 night
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 3rd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hue tour site.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March, expect Hue to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

Hoi An

— 2 nights
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 (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally stop by Rubin Cloth Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and then make a trip to The Marble Mountains.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hoi An are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Hanoi

— 4 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 7th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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.