6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 night
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Da Nang
Da Nang
— 1 night
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights


Hanoi — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hanoi travel route planning website.

Bengaluru, India to Hanoi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Ti Top Island, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, and then Head underground at Tien Ong Cave.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Da Nang.
Nature · Parks · Museums

Da Nang — 1 night

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Da Nang trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In March in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Spas

Ho Chi Minh City — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Da Nang in March, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Museums · Historic Sites

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.