9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 1 night
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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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 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): go for a walk through Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, look for gifts at Tired City Dinh Tien Hoang, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Noor Mosque.

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Mumbai, India to Hanoi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

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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 4th (Sun), explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, and then step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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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 6th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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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 9th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, learn insider's secrets on Saigon Vibes Tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip app.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Breweries & Distilleries

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.