27 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

27 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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Hanoi
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Ho Chi Minh City
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Hanoi — 13 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 23rd (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 13 nights

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 7th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City travel planning tool.

Getting from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip