9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 1 night
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
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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 16th (Wed): indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, then take in the views from Nhat Tan Bridge, then capture your vacation like a pro with Royal Heritage Cruise, and finally stop by MasterTan.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Hanoi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Spas · Transportation · Adventure

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then learn the secrets of beer at Private Tours By Local Guides.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hue online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Hue, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

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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 19th (Sat): indulge in some culinary diversions at Bay Mau Eco Cooking Tour, then take an in-depth tour of Hoi An Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, then contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), and then look for gifts at Da Bao Real Leather.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip itinerary builder tool.

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 December in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Classes · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa, see what you can catch with Jerry's Jungle Tours, and then stop by From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Duong Dong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, then stop by Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, and then pause for some photo ops at President ho Chi Minh Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at People's Committee Building, stop by Thuy Design House, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Spas · Neighborhoods · 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.