5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly to Van Don, Bus to Honda Agent Hoang Quoc Viet, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
— 2 nights


Hoi An — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An day trip app.

Singapore, Singapore to Hoi An is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Hoi An is minus 1 hour. July in Hoi An sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Halong Bay — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, car, and ferry from Hoi An to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Hanoi — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and then visit Old Quarter. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi holiday site.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Vietnam travel guide

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.